RAMSTEIN, Germany – A three-member team from the NATO Space Centre at Allied Air Command headquarters in Ramstein, Germany worked together with multiple Allied and Partner nations to integrate space capabilities within multi-domain operations during NATO's exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 22.
The NATO Space Centre represents the inherently collaborative space environment with our multi-national cadre and cross domain mission
During the exercise, the Space Centre team executed several injects, or storylines, into the exercise scenario to provide participants with problem sets that could be faced in real-world situations. For BALTOPS, the team introduced jamming, a satellite collision, space weather and impact to GPS accuracy.
Team members from NATO Space Centre introduced challenging scenarios to participants of BALTOPS 22, providing participants with problem sets that could be faced in real-life situations. Archive imagery.
A handheld anemometer is used to gather wind speed and weather information during exercise BALTOPS 22. Photo: Cpl Yvonne Guyette.
"The NATO Space Centre represents the inherently collaborative space environment with our multi-national cadre and cross domain mission," said Lieutenant Colonel Caitlyn Diffley, NATO Space Centre chief of strategy and integration. "It's great to bring that to the Sea and build out network of Space engagement and to learn more deeply about another domain, including the nuance of Air at Sea."
Civilian and military technologies are often heavily reliant on space-enabled capabilities such as positioning and timing. The provision of space-related data, products and services during the exercise ensures staffs can better identify threats and support NATO's freedom of manoeuvre for operations.