In southern Europe on the first day of the weekend-will begin the largest in a decade NATO Exercise Trident Juncture-2015 ( "the compound of the Trident" ), the maneuvers will be held in Spain, Italy and Portugal, in the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean From 3 October to 6 November.
they involve 36 thousand People, 140 aircraft and up to 90 submarines and surface vessels from 30 countries, among them non-NATO Austria and Sweden. The last comparable scale NATO Exercise held in March 2002 With the name Strong Resolve, was attended by about 40 thousand People, reports news Agency.
"The purpose of the exercise Trident Juncture-2015 is to train and test the NATO response Force, which are high-tech forces that contains land, sea and air components and special operations forces, said the commander of the exercise, General Hans-Lothar Domrose.- Strengthening our response Force is a major part of NATO's efforts to adapt to new challenges. Exercises are required to demonstrate that our military doctrine and procedures will be effective in a real fall, because our job is to be ready to defend the people, territory and the Commonwealth ". Trident Juncture-2015 consist of 2 phases: a command Post training exercise will be held From 3 to 16 October, while the field maneuvers will be held From 21 October to 6 November. Staff part of the manoeuvres will also take place in the structures of command and observation NATO in Canada, Norway, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the process of command-post and field exercises will be treated to all kinds of modern military conflict, except for dealing With the consequences of a nuclear attack. For example, will be worked out with the reflection of the attacks of the major marine groups imaginary enemy (consisting of approximately 20 ships), maneuvering and naval battle over various distances, the reflection of air attacks on the allied force and retaliatory air strikes on targets imaginary enemy, maintaining air superiority, refueling planes in the air, landing on the coast, different types of land warfare, and several other types of military activities, including logistics and logistical support. Despite the fact that the training conducted in the district through which the European Union has to swim hundreds of thousand of migrants from conflict-ridden States of the southern Mediterranean, as well as the fact that the title of the maneuvers featured the word " Trident ", these Teachings are not directly related neither to migration nor to the Ukrainian crisis. NATO began preparing for it in 2013, setting a main goal to provide the maintenance of cohesion and the capacity for joint action armies of the Commonwealth countries and partner countries after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, which was completed at the end of 2014. Since the spring of 2002 - that is, over the entire main period of the Afghan campaign of such large-scale Exercises were not conducted due To the unavailability of resources and urgent need. During this period, testing of the interaction between the forces of the different States of the Commonwealth occurred in the conditions of a real large-scale military conflict, which, according to the military of the Commonwealth " has become an important source of expertise for NATO Forces ".