2018 Exercise schedule (AIRCOM delivered or supported).
RAMSTEIN GUARD - Various dates - The Ramstein Guard Exercise series is NATO sponsored Electronic Warfare (EW) training included in the NATO Force Integration Programme 2018. There are twelve week-long exercises planned throughout the year across NATO nations which will provide NATO integrated Air and Missile Defence (NATINAMDS) with a mixture of high-end EW training. The focus of the exercise is on maintaining command, control, and information transfer between NATINAMDS units. Specifically, this exercise concentrates on the employment of defensive self-protection measures to overcome interference that would impact on the Alliance’s ability to conduct the tracking operations necessary to maintain a recognized air picture.
TORREJON ADVANTAGE - Computer Assisted Exercise (CAX). Train and exercise the operational and tactical level C2 of the Combined
Air Operations Centre Torrejon Deployable Air Operations Centre.
Torrejon Advantage 1 - 12-21 Feb / 12-16 Mar.
Torrejon Advantage 2 - 24 Sep - 5 Oct / 15-19 Oct.
BRILLIANT JOUST 18 - 12-23 Mar - Poland. Plan and conduct a Non-Article 5 Operation based on a comprehensive approach. Focus on NRF / VJTF stakeholders.
RAMSTEIN DUST-1 18 - 26-27 Mar. Deployment Readiness Exercise (DEPREX), NATO’s Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) deploys it's Deployable Air Control Centre, Recognized Air Picture Production Centre/Sensor Fusion Post (DARS) to operate from remote sites. For Ramstein Dust 1-18 the DARS is deploying a scaled element of its
Ground Air Ground (GAG) control equipment, to take remote Tactical Control of assets within a Composite Air Operation.
BRILLIANT JUMP 1 - 16 - 20 Apr. An Alert Exercise (ALERTEX) to demonstrate NATO's ability to activate the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) Land elements.
RAMSTEIN ALLOY SERIES (3 iterations a year)
A Live Exercise (LIVEX) to promote NATO/Partnership for Peace (Sweden/Finland) coordination and interoperability, enhance relations between regional Air Forces and to exercise rotational Baltic Air Policing alert aircraft and crews.
Ramstein Alloy 2018-1 - 17-18 Apr - Host Nation Latvia
Ramstein Alloy 2018-2 - 26-29 Jun - Host Nation Estonia
Ramstein Alloy 2018-3 - 25-26 Sep - Host Nation Lithuania
RAMSTEIN AMBITION 1 – 16-27 Apr - To increase readiness of NATO's only NATO Command Structure Joint Force Air Component (JFAC) HQ to Command and Control an air campaign in a Small Joint Operation (SJO) Air Heavy environment.
STEADFAST ALLIANCE 18 - 23-27 Apr 18 - To assess NATO's ability to plan and execute the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence mission focused on the Ballistic Missile Defence mission.
TRIDENT JAGUAR I - 6-15 May. Two Level Command Post Exercise and Computer-Assisted Exercise. Plan and conduct crisis response operations involving high intensity war fighting capabilities in the early phases of such operations.
RAMSTEIN ALTERNATE - 14-18 May. To exercise the back-up Static Air Defence Centre (SADC) procedures to ensure the ability of the Combined Air Operations Centre personnel to conduct daily operations from alternate facilities.
TOBRUQ LEGACY - 4-15 Jun. Surface-Based Air Defence LIVEX, hosted by Hungary and also conducted in Slovakia and Lithuania. Supported by Combined Air Operations Centres Torrejon and Uedem.
BALTOPS - 4-16 Jun. Baltic Sea Region. U.S. navy-led LIVEX to demonstrate the interoperability of NATO Allies and Partners to assure nations of NATO's commitment to the security and stability of the Baltic Sea Region.
TRIDENT JAGUAR-II - 2 - 4-15 Jun. CAX / Command Post (CPX) exercise. Host Nation Greece. NATO Rapid Deployment Corps (NRDC) Greece certification. Plan and conduct crisis response operations involving high
intensity war fighting capabilities in the early phases of such
STEADFAST APPROVAL - 12-14 Jun - LIVEX. Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) for Nations
within NATO's Air Command and Control System (ACCS) in order to prepare a
declaration of operational capability within NATINAMDS.
RAMSTEIN DUST 1 Ph IIIB2 - 25-29 Jun. The Deployable Air Control Centre Recognized Air Picture Production
Centre Sensor Fusion Post (DARS) is to exercise the deployment in a
simulated NATO-approved operation being able to control air missions.
UEDEM AWAKENING - 8 12 Oct. CPX to exercise JFAC / Static Air Defence Centre interaction with Air Surveillance and Control System units in a complex transition from peacetime via crisis to conflict.
BRILLIANT JUMP II
- 10-20 Oct. DEPLOYEX (NATO) to test the deployment functions and the interoperability of the VJTF (Land) in cooperation with regional HQs and NATO Force Integration Units for deploying elements of the VJTF18.
TRIDENT JUNCTURE 18 - 25 Oct - 7
Nov. Northern Europe, the Baltic and the Atlantic. Allied Command
Transformation sponsored two-level exercise and three-level (LIVEX and
CAX/CPX) exercise that will train, exercise and evaluate Joint Force
Command Naples' Command and Control of the NATO Response Force (NRF) 19.
RAMSTEIN DUST II – 25 Oct - 7 Nov - NATO DEPREX in support of LIVEX Trident Juncture 18 - Host Nation Norway. The Deployable Air Control Centre Recognized Air Picture Production Centre Sensor Fusion Post (DARS) is to exercise the deployment in a simulated NATO-approved operation being able to control air missions.