Posts tagged as capability

Capability and Resolve: Deterrence, Security and Stability in the Baltic Region

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

In response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in 2014, NATO has revitalised its core business of deterrence and defence and adapted it to today’s political and geostrategic circumstances. In the Baltic region, the most visible expression of this effort has been the deployment of the enhanced Forward Presence battlegroups in Poland and the three Baltic states. These are, in turn, backed up by a readiness and reinforcement strategy, which NATO…

Baltic Exchange starts tracking shipping emissions

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In a huge departure from its 265-year heritage of providing freight rate data, the Baltic Exchange is partnering with a spatial big data company to create a platform with an initial focus on shipping emissions. The London institution, now owned by the Singapore Exchange, is teaming up with GeoSpock to build what is claimed in a release will be “the world’s most advanced global maritime spatial database”. “As the global…

North Korean, Iranian Missiles Remain a Significant Concern for US – Pentagon

Friday, January 18, 2019

The missile capabilities of US adversaries such as North Korea and Iran continue to play a significant role in America’s defense strategy, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday during the rollout of the 2019 Missile Defense Review. “While we are forging a new path to peace on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s missiles remain a significant concern, so do Iran’s,” Shanahan said during his address at the…

EU officials dismiss concerns about future defence protectionism, but fears persist

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Although officials in Brussels insist the EU’s future support for defence research and capability development will not modify procurement rules across the post-Brexit 27 member states, they are nonetheless struggling to dispel fears that the policies carry the seeds of protectionism. At the heart of the issue lies the EU’s proposed European Defence Fund (EDF) for 2021–27. “None of our initiatives, including the EDF, change the procurement rules in defence…

Significant capability in the armed forces – Polygon Safety Instructor

Friday, August 17, 2018

In order to successfully conduct military exercises, meeting safety requirements in a landfill is one of the basic conditions and it is assisted by the provision of specially trained soldiers – Range Controllers. This year, two of the soldiers of the National Armed Forces provided security at the Grayling Polygon during a joint training course called “Northern Strike”, proving that Latvian soldiers not only train in training, but also provide…

USS Carney Guided-Missile Destroyer Enters Black Sea

Monday, August 13, 2018

The United States’ guided-missile destroyer USS Carney has entered the Black Sea for maritime security operations, the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet said in a statement. “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea, Aug. 12, in order to conduct maritime security operations and enhance capability and interoperability with allies and partners in the region. The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, and combined…