RAMSTEIN, Germany – British F-35s, Typhoons, and Czech Gripens with the USS Gravely worked together during an air defence exercise as part of Vigilance Activity Neptune Shield 22 (NESH22) on 25 May.
Each time we work together with our Allies in the Maritime and Land domains, we become a more cohesive and ready force
NESH22 has seen a range of multi-domain activities between Air, Land and Maritime assets across Europe and in the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas. This particular activity offered the opportunity to conduct Air-Maritime cooperation and strengthen Alliance capability in a critical area.
Czech Gripens, British Typhoons and British F-35s worked together during an air defence exercise as part of NESH 22. Photo courtesy: Lithuanian Armed Forces.
British Typhoons, F-35s and Czech Gripens worked with the USS Gravely conducting Air-Maritime cooperation. Photo courtesy: Lithuanian Armed Forces.
The air defence exercise demonstrated the unique capabilities of Allied air power. Photo courtesy; Lithuanian Armed Forces.
"These types of activities allow NATO forces to coordinate and cooperate together in a complex scenario and improve our ability to react as one, against any threat," said Brigadier General Christoph Pliet, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations at Allied Air Command. "Each time we work together with our Allies in the Maritime and Land domains, we become a more cohesive and ready force," added General Pliet.
NESH22 allows NATO forces to integrate the high-end maritime strike capabilities into the constant vigilance activities that provide security and regional stability. The unique capabilities of Allied air power also enables multiple theatre-wide missions and training events to be executed concurrently across Europe. NESH22 has increased the readiness of Allied air, land and maritime components.