RAMSTEIN, Germany – More than 600 personnel from across the NATO Command Structure, the NATO Force Structure and from Allied and Partner Air Command and Control agencies will participate in NATO’s Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18 from 14 to 23 November.
The Live Exercise portion of Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18 was recently successfully concluded in Norway, Finland and Sweden, with exercise participants now redeployed to their home countries. In the following two weeks, NATO’s command and control organisations that will contribute to the NATO Response Force 2019, led by the Joint Force Command Headquarters at Naples, will utilize a fictitious Article 5 scenario based on that used during the Live Exercise to train and hone Command and Control skills and capabilities at the Joint and component level.
"We have gathered Air Power experts from across NATO and the Allies here at Ramstein,” says German Air Force Brigadier General Karsten Stoye, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations at Allied Air Command and Director of the Joint Force Air Component during the computer-assisted exercise. "This multi-national Air Command and Control team will plan, execute and analyse full spectrum air operations, including responsibilities for Integrated Air and Missile Defence and Airspace Control, across all domains including cyber and space. Our goal is to effectively demonstrate Air Command and Control as the NATO Command Structure Joint Force Air Component. "
For Allied Air Command at Ramstein this means standing up a Joint Force Air Component Command to provide Command and Control for all Air assets allocated in support of the Joint Force Commander.
"Allied Air Command’s participation in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 showcases our capability to establish an effective and highly trained Air and Space Command and Control capability in support of Joint operations” says Air Marshal Stu Evans, Deputy Commander of the Joint Force Air Component for this aspect of Exercise Trident Juncture 18.
Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office