On 25 October, NATO launched the biggest exercise since the end of the Cold War. Trident Juncture, which is happening in the air, on land and at sea, gathers around 50000 personnel from all 29 Allies, as well as NATO partners Finland and Sweden.
The purpose of Trident Juncture is to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together, and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. The exercise is not directed against any country. The participants will play a fictitious but realistic scenario. It will test the Alliance's ability to support an Allied country with troops and equipment. 65 ships, 250 aircraft, 10,000 vehicles have arrived from North America and from across Europe.
The NCI Agency is proud to support NATO's largest exercise in recent history. Seamless communications between all entities are essential to the execution of Trident Juncture.
The Agency has been at the core of preparations. Our teams have worked hard to establish secure communications, data management and critical apps.
During the exercise, our experts are supporting military Headquarters in 8 NATO and 2 Partner Nations with reliable and secure networks, resilient IT infrastructure, command and control systems, a 24/7 operations centre and mission information room services.
The NCI Agency has cooperated with NATO's Communication and Information Systems Group to deliver secure communication services in 17 deployed locations.
Trident Juncture, which takes place in central and eastern Norway; the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden, will conclude on 7 November 2018.