SARDINIA, Italy – NATO exercise Noble Jump 23 commenced in mid-April as participating Allied nations began movement of military personnel and equipment to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
Under the coordination of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters (COVI), over 600 members of the Italian Armed Forces are providing logistical support to the seven participating nations.
Military units of the Italian Army, Navy, Air Force and Carabinieri organised convoys of materials and personnel arriving at the port of Cagliari and Decimomannu Airport.
German and Italian soldiers unload German Tiger attack helicopters at Cagliari Airport from an Antonov AN-124 on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, for Noble Jump 2023 - NATO Photo by Noble Jump's NATO Media Information Centre
German armoured vehicles arrive at the Port of Cagilari, Sardinia for NATO exercise Noble Jump 2023. The vehicles were transported by the Danish DFDS Mangolia, which started its journey in Norway on Apr. 21, 2023. -NATO photo by Junior specialist (OR-2) Synne Nilsson, NOR-A
Not only is Italy providing logistics support but are also delivering soldiers with storage facilities, sanitary solutions, power supply, meals, laundry, welfare, communication equipment and overall Force Protection.
For the duration of the exercise the Italian Armed Forces will continue to ensure the necessary support systems remain in place until the very last soldier, vehicle and piece of material has left Sardinia and is on its way back to its home nation.
Hosting Noble Jump 23 represents the iron-clad relationship between the Italian Armed Forces and other Allied militaries.
As the deployment phase of exercise Noble Jump 23 concludes, NATO soldiers are set to begin the force integration phase demonstrating their skills and readiness to protect and defend Alliance territory.