MIL-OSI Translation: First 2024 edition of Canada’s largest Arctic sovereignty exercise begins

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English –

Source: Government of Canada – in French

March 1, 2024 – Ottawa – National Defense / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will conduct Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT from March 1 to 17, 2024 in and around Resolute, Nunavut, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to demonstrate our resolve and our ability to operate in the Arctic.

More than 300 CAF members will work alongside approximately 50 members of the armed forces of Germany, Belgium, the United States and France. CAF members will participate in activities such as long-range joint patrols, austere logistics and ice diving with the support of local and regional partners specializing in terrain, infrastructure and Arctic logistics support.

Op NANOOK-NUNALIVUT demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to the Arctic and Northern Strategic Framework and reinforces commitments made in Protect, Secure, Engage. It strengthens the CAF presence in the Arctic while improving our familiarity with the region.

Through the links established and maintained during Op NANOOK, the FAC helps improve the operational availability of our partners. This includes providing instruction as well as practicing techniques to ensure coordination between the CAF and our allies and partners is maintained.

Op NANOOK-NUNALIVUT also serves to demonstrate the CAF’s ability to project and sustain forces in the Arctic under the most challenging conditions, acquire in-depth local knowledge, evaluate new capabilities and new hardware and improve interoperability with our allies and partners.

Op NANOOK-NUNALIVUT is one of four comprehensive annual activities designed to test Canada’s defense and protect our northern regions, all under the name Op NANOOK. These exercises take place from early spring to late summer to demonstrate the CAF’s presence in the Arctic and exercise Canadian sovereignty there.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure not be perfect.

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