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NATO Exercises and Activities

Current as of January 9, 2023


EVENT DATESLOCATION

DYNAMIC GUARD 23

To maintain the level of proficiency EW and ASMD in Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 assigned units when not committed in NATO current operations and NATO Response Force operations.


20 - 24 FebNorth Atlantic

DYNAMIC MANTA 23

To exercise submarine warfare and Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) warfighting capabilities for submarines, ASW surface units and maritime aircraft in order to conduct sea control and sea denial related naval tasks in preparation for future collective defence and crisis response operations.

27 Feb - 10 MarMediterranean Sea

HEMEX-ORION AMPHIBIOUS 2023

Hemex-Orion is a high intensity major engagement exercise. This multi-domain exercise is the continuation at the joint level of the POLARIS exercise organised in 2021 by the French Navy. During the LIVEX an ATG made of 2 LHD, their escorts, a CSG, a mine warfare component and advanced landing forces.

22 Feb - 10 MarMediterranean Sea

JOINT PROJECT OPTIC WINDMILL

JPOW23 addresses the need for close operation among the participating nations and entities during both NATO IAMD and BMD missions with the emphasis on mission planning, mission execution and interoperability within a simulated battle space.

6 - 31 MarNetherlands and Germany

DYNAMIC MONGOOSE

To exercise submarine operations and anti-submarine warfare for NATO maritime units preparatory to sea control or sea denial related naval tasks in future collective defence and crisis response operations.

24 Apr - 5 MayNorwegian Sea

NOBLE JUMP II 23

The aim of the DEPLOYEX is to demonstrate the capability of a timely deployment and integrate NATO Forces as a contribution to NATO's Deterrence and Defence (D2) posture. It will enhance NATO's responsiveness in the South of SACEUR's Area Of Responsibility while practicing deployment and operational arrangements with local and regional actors. It will train the Stand-by VJTF23 Force elements in conducting the deployment to a designated Allied Country. It is also an opportunity for the participating forces to join the linked exercise in order to gain additional Tactical level training for the deployed forces and it offers opportunity for Strategic assurance and Deterrence messaging.

26 Apr - 13 MayItaly

STEADFAST COBALT

The exercise will serve as a venue to: a) Deliver the C4ISR Interoperability Evaluation Report and the NRF2024 baseline plus the CIS architecture for all the NRF 2024 period. b) Support TRJU23 by providing their CIS guideline and building blocks. c) STCO23 will be offered as a Federated Mission Network (FMN) – Readiness Confirmation Event to FMN Affiliates as a venue for FMN Readiness Assessment in accordance with the FMN approved Spiral Specifications and as stated in the FMN Readiness Confirmation Handbook. d) Supporting HQ SACT’s transformation activities in technology insertion by demonstrating and validating upcoming C4ISR in support of operational and tactical requirements.

22 May - 3 JuneBelgium

AIR DEFENDER 2023

The exercise will be the overall umbrella to coordinate and harmonise the German Multinational Air Group Exercise (MAGEX) 2023 with potential US contributions and other NATO and national exercise efforts. It aims to enhance interoperability, offer training opportunities in the European air theatre, and demonstrate NATO’s agility and determination to reinforce the overall deterrence posture in the air domain along the NATO Concept for the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA). Linkages with RAMSTEIN DUST 2023 and RAMSTEIN GUARD 2023.


11 - 22 JuneGermany

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