Neptune Strike has been a multiyear effort focused on harmonizing NATO planning teams to transfer command and control of Allied naval and amphibious forces to Strike force NATO, to provide assurance, deterrence, and collective defence for the Alliance. Each iteration of the Neptune series has increased in complexity while also increasing NATO’s ability to seamlessly integrate Allied assets.
NEST 23-2 serves as a testament to NATO’s ability to integrate the high-end maritime strike capabilities with Air Power to support the Alliance's defence
“NEST 23-2 serves as a testament to NATO’s ability to integrate the high-end maritime strike capabilities with Air Power to support the Alliance's defence. Such developments are part of a long-term developmental process, and not in response to any current events or country,” said Brigadier General Christoph Pliet, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Allied Air Command
Neptune Strike 23-2 (NEST 23-2) is a multi-domain vigilance activity, an unscripted maritime exercise, that hones NATO’s ability to integrate maritime capabilities including carrier strike groups to support Allied defence. (Archived Photo)
NEST 23-2 is a visible demonstration of NATO’s ability to cooperate and to integrate effectively—proof of the strong cohesion and trust between North American and European Allies. Military exercises enhance Alliance security by maintaining NATO’s high level of readiness to meet any threat, and if necessary defend every inch of NATO territory.
NATO Allies take every opportunity to train together and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures for forces to work together effectively, demonstrating Alliance cohesion.