Mons, Belgium – Canada’s HMCS Charlottetown, joined by her embarked CH-148 Cyclone Helicopter, departed the country on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 and is headed across the Atlantic to participate in NATO exercise.

Approximately 1,000 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sailors, soldiers, aviators, and special forces members, will demonstrate NATO’s ability to conduct sustained, multi-domain defensive operations over a period of several months, simulating an Article 5 attack by an adversary with similar capabilities.

“Canada’s participation in Exercise Steadfast Defender sends a strong message about our ability to operate with NATO Allies and our continued contribution to the defense of Europe. Canada remains unwavering in its commitments to defend our shared values and interests, and to be a reliable partner in peace and security,” said the Canadian Minister of National Defence.

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By Editor