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Protecting Allied Critical Undersea Infrastructure

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NATO has put measures in place to ensure Allied critical infrastructure such as undersea cables and pipelines is protected.

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Undersea infrastructure such as cables and pipelines carry the vast amount of our Internet data, help us make trillions of dollars of financial transactions and transport 60 per cent of our oil and gas, so protecting such infrastructure is crucial to the well-being of our societies and to our security.

As explained in this video, released yesterday, NATO has stepped up the protection of undersea infrastructure. For instance, it has increased the number of air and sea patrols in the Baltic Sea. NATO has also created an undersea infrastructure coordination cell designed to map risks and coordinate efforts between Allies, partner countries and national industries; and it has joined efforts with the European Union (EU) to improve the resilience of this critical infrastructure, through a NATO-EU dedicated task force.

[© NATO Multimedia]

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