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Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

Around 50,000 troops from 31 nations, including the 29 NATO allies, Finland, and Sweden, are participating in NATO’s largest exercise in decades — Trident Juncture 2018.

More than 250 aircraft, 65 ships, and 10,000 vehicles are taking part in air, land, and sea drills, as well as special operations and amphibious exercises, in and around Norway.

“There’s a strong deterrent message here that will be sent,” Admiral James Foggo, head of US Navy forces in Europe and Africa and commander of Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, told reporters in October 2018. The Russians, who were invited to observe the drills, “are going to see that we are very good at what we do, and that will have a deterrent effect on any country that might want to cross those borders, but especially for one nation in particular.”

These photos show NATO allies and partners training for an Article 5 scenario, a collective defense situation where land, air, and amphibious assets mobilize to repel an adversary threatening the sovereignty of a NATO ally or partner state.


Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by 1st German/Netherlands Corps)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Sergeant 1st Class (OR-7) Michael O’Brien USA-A, JFC NATO PAO)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Menelik Collins)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Hille Hillinga, Mediacentrum Defensie)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Hille Hillinga, Mediacentrum Defensie)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Cpl. Kevin Payne, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Hedvig Antoinette Halgunset, Royal Norwegian Navy)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Cpl. Kevin Payne, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(NATO Photo By WO FRAN C.Valverde)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(NATO Photo By WO FRAN C.Valverde)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Hille Hillinga, Mediacentrum Defensie)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo By WO FRAN C.Valverde)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(NATO photo)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo By WO FRAN C.Valverde)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(NATO photo)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Hille Hillinga, Mediacentrum Defensie)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by lance Cpl. Margaret Gale)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Kevin Schrief)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(Photo by Kevin Schrief)

Here’s what those massive NATO war games look like

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales)

U.S. Marines with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct an amphibious landing from ship to shore, carried on a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Alvund, Norway, Oct. 29, 2018.

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