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NATO Exercises

Current as of October 28, 2020

Please note:  Due to COVID-19 it is possible that exercises have been changed, reduced or cancelled by either the organising NATO HQ or the organising Nation.


EVENT EVENT_DATESLOCATION

BRILLIANT JUMP 20 II Part II

BRJU20 will train and test readiness and responsiveness of Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF)20  in all domains.


28 October - 6 NovemberLithuania

ARRCADE FUSION 20 (NFS Exercise)

Train HQ ARRC's ability to exercise command and control of multiple manoeuvre divisions as a Corps HQ within a complex operating environment; and to develop subordinate formations' operating capability with a focus on defence.


31 October - 12 NovemberUnited Kingdom

DYNAMIC MASTER 20

NCAGS CPX designed to exercise Naval Co-operation and Guidance for Shipping/Allied Worldwide Navigational Information System (NCAGS/AWNIS) personnel at the headquarters and Shipping Points (SCP) in all NCAGS/AWNIS procedures in order to train and qualify personnel for Operation Ocean Shield and other current and future maritime operations.


9 - 20 NovemberUnited Kingdom

LOYAL LEDA 20

LOYAL LEDA 20 is an Article 5 Command Post Exercise (CPX) executing Collective Defence with MJO + Force Elements. LOLE will exercise Land operations with a clear focus at the tactical level. Also, LOLE provides the venue for the inclusion of potential Land Follow-on Forces (FoF).


2 - 20 NovemberUnited Kingdom

CYBER COALITION 20

While the exercise objectives may change, the exercise itself will be based on a scenario which involves significantly increased cyber threats and activities, but should remain below the NATO crisis threshold. The exercise objectives will always reflect a cyber defence exercise with emphasis on decision-making processes, technical and operational procedures, and collaboration between all participants.


16 - 20 NovemberEstonia

RAMSTEIN GUARD 13 20

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the Combined Air Operation Centres  (CAOC) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of Electronic Warfare (EW) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


16 - 20 NovemberItaly

RS KLT II 20 (Resolute Support Key Leader Training II 20)

To prepare Key Leaders for their role and responsibilities prior to their deployment to RSM, including team building. RSM KLT consists of 3 days of Academics at JFCBS then one week in-Theatre Recce.


25 November - 3 DecemberNetherlands

STEADFAST JUPITER-JACKAL 20

It is a Strategic, Operational, and Tactical-level Joint Command Post Exercise (CPX) / Computer Assisted Exercise (CAX) that will train and evaluate selected NATO Command Structure (NCS) and NATO Force Structure (NFS) HQs in planning for and executing an Out of Area Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operation (NA5CRO) at regional scale in NATO Strategic Direction South.


1 - 10 DecemberItaly, Germany

NAPLES RESERVE II 20

To orient and prepare the Operational Reserve Force (ORF) Battalions key personnel for a possible operation in the Area of Operations (AOO). To reinforce KFOR in the AOO coinciding with relevant events, to demonstrate NATO's capability to reinforce the forces in theatre.


1 - 31 December (TBD)Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia

KFOR ST IV 20

Conducted to familiarise future Key Leaders of HQ KFOR with their new tasks, the overall situation in KFOR Area of Responsibility and to prepare a smooth transition without loss of continuity.


8 - 16 DecemberBosnia Herzegovina

RS TE I 21 (Resolute Support Training Event III 20)

To train the incoming Core Staff Element (CSE) of the Headquarters Resolute Support Mission (HQ RSM) and prepare them for operations in Afghanistan.


18-28 January Poland

GRIFFIN FORCE I 2021 (NATO Force Structure Exercise)

EX GRFE I 21 aims to bring together Stand-up VJTF (Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) (Land), HQs, HRN (Host receiving Nation) and all respective stakeholders in order to initiate logistic planning and preparation process and build a foundation for a continued cooperation between HQs, HRN, incoming forces and all other enablers.


18-20 January Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

DYNAMIC GUARD 21 - I

To maintain the level of proficiency in Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) assigned units when not committed in NATO current operations and NRF operations.


7-11 FebruaryNorway

DYNAMIC MANTA - L 21

To exercise submarine warfare and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) war-fighting 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.


21 - 23 FebruaryItaly

Crisis Management Exercise 2021 (CMX21)

Annual events-driven crisis management procedural exercise designed to test Allied consultation and decision-making at the strategical political-military level, on the basis of the NATO Crisis Response System.


25 February - 3 marchBelgium

NATO ADVISORY LIAISON TEAM PRE-DEPLOYMENT TRAINING (NALT) I 21

To increase advisory proficiency and capability/enhance advisor understanding of capacity building.


1 - 16 MarchPristina

KFOR ST I 21

Conducted to familiarise future Key Leaders of HQ KFOR with their new tasks, the overall situation in KFOR AOR, and to prepare a smooth transition without loss of continuity.


9 - 17 MarchPristina

NOBLE JUMP I 21

To test the activation of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), the collaborative deployment planning, and the readiness and mounting functions for the VJTF.


7 - 10 AprilItaly

DYNAMIC MASTER 21

To exercise personnel at the headquarters and Shipping Points (SCP) in all procedures in order to train and qualify personnel for current and future maritime operations.


12 - 23 AprilUnited Kingdom

RAMSTEIN GUARD 2 21

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the Combined Air Operation Centres (CAOC) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of Electronic Warfare (EW) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


12 - 23 AprilNetherlands

STEADFAST COBALT 21

Steadfast Cobalt 2021 (STCO21) is a SHAPE sponsored, all-level Interoperability Virtual Exercise that, based on the operational commanders requirements, will verify, validate and enhance the interoperability under a federated environment of the deployed NATO Command Structure (NCS) forces, NATO Force Structure (NFS) forces and partners.


12 - 30 AprilEurope

RS TE II 21 (Resolute Support Training Event II 21)

To train the incoming Command Staff Element (CSE) of the Resolute Support Mission (HQ RSM) and prepare them for operations in Afghanistan.


13 - 22 AprilPoland

LOYAL BONUS I 21

To prepare Land Command Battle Staff in planning and conducting Article 5 operations.


18 - 22 AprilTurkey

DYNAMIC MERCY - L 21

To exercise through peacetime live and synthetic Search and Rescue (SAR) scenarios essential cross-region cooperation/interaction between military and civilian Rescue Coordination Centres and mobile SAR units.


25 April - 6 MayBaltic Sea

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