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NATO Exercises

Current as of December 2, 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

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

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

RAMSTEIN GUARD 3 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 Centre's (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 EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


3 - 14 MayPortugal

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.


10 - 21 MayBaltic Sea

CWIX 21

The NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination, eXercise (CWIX) is a North Atlantic Council (NAC) endorsed, NATO Military Committee (MC) directed and NATO Consultation, Command and Control Board (C3B) guided Bi-SC annual event designed to support the continuous improvement in interoperability of the Alliance. CWIX provides an environment that focusses on Communication and Information Systems (CIS) technical validation & verification in the area of R&D, experimental, developmental and fielded CIS with appropriate engineers, operators and software developers.


10 - 22 MayPoland

RS KLT I 21 (Resolute Support Key Leader Training I 21)

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 Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) then one week in-Theatre Recce.


12 - 20 MayNetherlands

NOBLE JUMP II 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.


19 May - 1 JuneRomania

STEADFAST DEFENDER 21

To train and evaluate a wide range of NATO Command Structure (NCS), NATO Force Structure (NFS), and National Force Elements in the transatlantic reinforcement of Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) Deterrence Operations in Southern Europe.


20 May - 22 JuneRomania, Bulgaria, Hungary

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