By Euro Weekly News Media • 27 August 2015 • 11:24
Icelandic EXERCISE: NATO’s pic: Royal Navy
SPAIN, Italy and Portugal are hosting Trident Juncture 2015, Nato’s most ambitious manoeuvres for more than a decade.
Held in October and November, the exercise involves 36,000 troops from 30 countries and will be setting out from, and finishing in, Valencia, the Defence Ministry confirmed.
The Mediterranean exercise is designed to train and test the NATO Response Force created to be deployed quickly in response to new scenarios that include jihadi terrorism. Not only will it evaluate member countries’ battle-readiness but also their ability to deploy and assemble
Mobility and access to a hypothetical country requiring hypothetical aid or intervention will be decisive factors, which is where Valencia comes into the picture.
From mid-September until the beginning of October, Valencia City and Sagunto will be the entry ports for troops, equipment, arms and vehicles from other NATO members. “It will be like a small-scale Normandy landing,” said Spanish military sources.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.