The event, this year organised by the Portuguese Air Force, will be one of the largest international exercises ever held in Portugal. It will be attended by nine fighter and helicopter squadrons from eight nations including Portugal, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, France and the USA alongside NATO Partner Switzerland. They will also be supported by a NATO E-3A AWACS.
The focus of this two-week exercise will be to practice day and night operations in a multi domain environment, against a robust airborne and ground and sea based threat. This is a great opportunity for valuable integration and interoperability between NATO nations and Partnership for Peace members, and to share lessons learned.