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NATO Exercises and Activities

Current as of February 7, 2024


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STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024

STEADFAST DEFENDER 24, the principal NATO multi-domain exercise for 2024, is a series of national and multinational large-scale live exercises (LIVEX) conducted across various geographical locations within SACEUR’s area of responsibility. It is the largest NATO exercise in decades, with approximately 90,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen from 31 Allies and Sweden, and it will be based on NATO’s new defence plans. The exercise demonstrates NATO's capability to quickly deploy and reinforce in times of crisis, focusing on training for deterrence and defense across the Euro-Atlantic region.


22 January - 31 MayTrans-Atlantic Region
BRILLIANT JUMP II

Brilliant Jump II, linked to Steadfast Defender 2024, and led by Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, aims to test and train the NATO Response Force (NRF) 2024 in planning and executing early deployments.  It focuses on assessing the readiness of the NRF during peacetime and when on stand-by, ensuring the force can promptly respond if any situation arises.  
13 - 28 FebruaryPoland
DYNAMIC MANTA

This maritime exercise led by Allied Maritime Command focuses on practicing submarine warfare and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) war fighting capabilities. The goal is to enhance the ability to perform naval tasks like sea control and sea denial, strengthening NATO's collective defence and crisis response capabilities. 
27 February - 9 MarchItaly
DYNAMIC MONGOOSE

Led by Allied Maritime Command, exercise Dynamic Mongoose, enables NATO Nations to practice submarine and anti-submarine warfare involving submarines, surface units and patrol aircraft.  The goal is to enhance naval capabilities for tasks like sea control and sea denial, strengthening NATO's collective defence and crisis response capabilities.
29 April - 10 MayNorway
RAMSTEIN LEGACY

Led by Allied Air Command, Ramstein Legacy is a key NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) exercise.  It involves combining Command and Control (C2) components with AWACS support, national airborne Air Defence (AD) and Surface Based Air and Missile Defence (SBAMD) Forces.  The goal is to practice tactical control of IAMD across various domains within NATO's Tactical DataLink (TDL) network.  The exercise provides a platform for testing and validating technological, tactical and operational interoperability.  Countries participating include Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Sweden is also open to participate. 

3 - 14 JuneRomania, Bulgaria

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