International Military Cooperation – Montenegro – 2023


As extrapolated from open-source research, it is estimated that Montenegro participated in 17 military exercises in 2022. Most were organised under the auspices of NATO, with one bilateral naval exercise with Slovenia. The military medical team from Montenegro participated in the exercise that was organised by the Balkan Medical Task Force (BMTF).


Norway donated USD 65,000 in medical equipment to Montenegro’s Military Medical Centre, including for combating the Coronavirus pandemic. Multilaterally, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) donated EUR 34,698 (USD 34,815) worth of equipment for classrooms intended for training members of the Armed Forces. In 2022, the US Department of State has announced a donation to 17 of its European allies, of which USD 23 million is intended for Montenegro. It remains unclear whether said donation was implemented in 2022, but if it was, it would mean that the US is still the largest military donor to the country.¹ While data on the exact amount was not specified, part of the US aid to Montenegro emphasised cyber-security.


United States of America
EUR 23.000,000
EUR 65,000
EUR 34,698

  1.    Radio Slobodna Evropa, Vojna pomoć iz SAD za države Zapadnog Balkana, osim Srbije [Radio Free Europe – U.S. military assistance to Western Balkan countries, with the exception of Serbia], 19 Sept 2022, https://www.slobodnaevropa. org/a/state-department-vojna-pomoc-zapadni-balkan/32040703.html

2023 – Balkan Defence Monitor
International Military Cooperation – Montenegro

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