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Luxembourg participates in NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture in Norway

Published Wednesday October 31 2018

Trident Juncture brings together over 50,000 personnel from all 29 Allies as well as partners Sweden and Finland. Luxembourg participates with 100 troops that include in particular one Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) company. A Luxembourg transport peloton was also involved in the challenging run-up to the exercise which entailed moving the troops and the material from all Allies’ territories to Norway.

NATO Allies are testing their ability to defend their populations and territories, deter potential adversaries and work together with partners in NATO's biggest exercise in recent years. The exercise takes place in Norway and in the surrounding areas in the North Atlantic and the Baltic sea, including the airspace of Finland and Sweden, and the exercise is happening on land, in the air, at sea and in cyberspace. The exercise will test NATO’s ability to plan and conduct a major collective defence operation under an Article 5 scenario. 

As is customary, all Member States of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have been invited to send observers.