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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Breakdown of CAF contribution to TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15

Operation TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 will be NATO's largest exercise in years, with more than 36,000 troops participating.

Canada will be sending more than 1,600 CAF personnel.  It will be Canada's largest deployment to Europe since 2000, when it contributed troops to Kosovo, Macedonia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Canadian deployment will include:

  • Five RCN vessels including a submarine and their crew
  • At least 650 Canadian Army Personnel 
  • Two RCAF C-130J Hercules aircraft - and potentially 1 refueling aircraft 
  • A Special Forces contingent 
  • 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group HQ