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NATO vessels prepare for Trident Juncture 2018 and interview with Allied Maritime Command Deputy Commander

25 Oct 2018 09:25

Synopsis

Trondheim (Norway) , 21 October, 2018. HNLMS Karel Doorman (A833), HNLMS Johan de Witt (L801), the Spanish Navy replenishment oiler ESPS Cantabria (A15) and the frigate ESPS Cristobal Colón (F105) are berthed alongside in Trondheim prior to their participation in NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018. ITW of Vice Admiral Herve Blejean (FRA), Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Maritime Command. Trident Juncture 2018 is designed to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. Trident Juncture 2018 takes place in Norway and the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden. With around 50,000 participants from 31 nations, Trident Juncture 2018 is one of NATO’s largest exercises in recent years. Approximately 250 aircraft, 65 ships and more than 10,000 vehicles are involved in the exercise to perform and conduct air, land, maritime, Special Operations and amphibious drills

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NATO vessels prepare for Trident Juncture 2018 and interview with Allied Maritime Command Deputy Commander

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00:00) TIME LAPSE: SPANISH NAVY TANKER CANTABRIA COMES ASHORE 2. (00:06) VARIOUS SHOTS: TRONDHEIM SHORE’S CREW MEMBERS ACCOMPLISH DOCKING MANOEUVRES 3. (01:30) VARIOUS SHOTS: SPANISH NAVY CRISTOBAL COLON ARRIVING TO TRONDHEIM’S SHORE 4. (01:55) VARIOUS SHOTS: SPANISH SAILORS MANOEUVRING TO GET BOTH BOATS ALONGSIDE 5. (03:52) VARIOUS SHOTS: HNLMS KAREL DOORMAN (A833) AND HNLMS JOHAN DE WITT (L801) AT TRONDHEIM’S DOCK 6. (04:06) TIME LAPSE: HNLMS KAREL DOORMAN AT SHORE 7. (04:18) ITW : Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean (FRA), Deputy Commander , NATO Allied Maritime Command (ENGLISH) “So I will be the maritime component commander for the Force South. This maritime exercise, the maritime part of Trident Juncture, is certainly the most important we had since two decades, and maybe more than that. With 35 ships in my force, 70 in total, a very huge force, a very great opportunity of training.” “Well, first, Trident Juncture is offering a very huge number of ships. So, we are talking about interoperability, about force integration, about information management, so that will be new for a lot of ships who are in navies and working alone, but also that will be a tremendous opportunity, for instance, for amphibious operations, and we are not training a lot in that field. Here, in Norway, and thanks to the host nation, they are offering a lot of opportunity, a lot of places to train in amphibious, so that will be tremendous in that aspect. “Maritime capabilities are important. First, because they give you the room of manoeuvring, because we are also talking about protecting the sea lanes of communication. As a reminder, 80 per cent of the goods are travelling by sea, to reach all the continents. And so it’s important that the navies are there to protect those sea lanes of communication. And also, the navy provides a lot of flexibility. You can move your forces from one point to one other in a free space, get closer, get visible or not, some strategic messages depending on what is the situation and what is the political wording.”

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NATO732438
Date filming
21 Oct 2018 12:00
End date filming
21 Oct 2018 12:00
Location
Trondheim
Country
Norway
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