RAMSTEIN, Germany - On June 26 and 27, the second Ramstein Alloy exercise this year will see Allied and Partner air forces conduct live-fly training near Lielvārde Airbase in Latvia.
These opportunities allow us to create the necessary muscle memory to work together as an Alliance securing our shared airspace
Latvia will host exercise Ramstein Alloy over the Baltic Sea region, where nations will demonstrate the reach, flexibility, and interoperability of NATO airpower. During the routine two-day event, Allied air forces from Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia and Türkiye will conduct quick reaction alert drills including Communication Loss, Combat Search and Rescue, Slow Mover Intercept, Close Air Support and Air-to-Air Refuelling scenarios.
“Ramstein Alloy gives the incoming Baltic Air Policing detachments practice in an operational relevant training environment for the duties they will perform during real-world missions,” said Brigadier General Christoph Pliet. “These opportunities allow us to create the necessary muscle memory to work together as an Alliance securing our shared airspace,” he added.
British Eurofighter Typhoon flying in formation. Archive photo: Crown copyright
Romanian and Portuguese F-16 flying together. Archive photo: Bartek Bara
Lithuanian C-27 flying to simulate communication loss. Archive Photo courtesy: Lithuanian Armed forces.
The exercise series highlights NATO’s Collective Defense, integrating multiple fighters and support aircraft along with NATO airborne early warning aircraft providing a dynamic opportunity to demonstrate the high level of readiness, interoperability, and cooperation among NATO members and partners. In addition, air- and surface-based Integrated Air and Missile Aar and Missile Defense demonstrate how NATO Allied and Partners shield the eastern flank and strengthen regional security.