The active phase is the most extensive in the last decade NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 starts Wednesday in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
"In the Second phase of the exercises, which will begin on Wednesday, October 21, and runs until 6 November, will involve land, sea, air force – total difficulties 36 thousand soldiers from 30 countries, among them NATO members Austria and Sweden, will involve 140 aircraft, 90 submarines and ships ", – RIA " news ". States that 36 thousand of the 20 thousand Soldiers will take part in the exercises within Spain, in eight different areas – training centers San Gregorio (Zaragoza), Chinchilla de Monte Aragon (Albacete) and "?lvarez Sotomayor" (almer?a), the air bases in Albacete, Palma de Mallorca, Torrej?n (near Madrid) and Zaragoza. Exercises will be conducted similarly in the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea. The exercises will involve 8 thousand Spanish soldiers. For example, in the terrestrial portions of the teachings within Spain will participate 4, 7 thousand Spanish soldiers, 23 tanks, 93 armored cars, six helicopters. In the naval exercises – 2, 65 thousand Spanish military men, 13 ships, four helicopters and 2 aircraft. In the exercises of the air forces – 516 Spanish military and 29 aircraft. To observe the teachings in Spain will be Authorised by the African Union and Brazil, Colombia, Morocco and Tunisia." NATO exercises are defensive, open character, in Accordance with our obligations. I welcome observers from many countries ", - has told Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow. In connection with the teachings of Spain held several anti-war protests. Next Saturday in Madrid will host a meeting where participants gather to Express their disagreement with the holding of NATO exercises in the country. On the first day of the week in the press service of the command of the maneuvers said that the sea phase of NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015, which kicks off on 21 October, will involve nearly 70 military ships, 9 submarines, 8 Maritime patrol aircraft, and more than 3 thousand Marines.
in the largest over the past decade, military NATO exercises Trident Juncture-2015, which take place in Spain, Portugal and Italy, taking part in total, 36 thousand of Soldiers from over 30 countries, as well as 200 aircraft and 50 warships. The scenario of the maneuvers is provided by the involvement of all components of modern war, including missile defense, counter-cyber attacks, actions in the "hybrid war" and conducting propaganda operations. Part of the training will be and the social network, where, as expected, will be worked out with a fight not only against conventional enemies, but also with " real opponents ". Exercises Trident Juncture-2015 will last till November 6. The first phase of the maneuvers took place until 16 October, she was in the modeling of conflict situations. The second stage – "live" Exercises involving land, air ships and vessels will begin October 21. On October 16, the press service of Ukraine's mission to NATO reported that a Ukrainian military-transport aircraft will participate in the largest NATO exercise Trident Juncture-2015 within the EU. October 8, presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that NATO covers their actions by false pretenses of an imaginary threat, which as if comes from Russia, any plans on the approximation of the military infrastructure of NATO closer to Russia's borders would lead to retaliatory action from the capital of Russia. In June, the Alliance decided on increasing the number of response force up to 40 thousand People and the inclusion in the composition of the advance team – joint task force with high readiness NATO (VJTF), the so-called " tip of the spear ".