13 May 21. Pentagon, NATO Demonstrate Transparency Officials Want Russia to Emulate. The contrast in the transparency demonstrated by the United States and its European allies and that displayed by Russia is obvious — perhaps shown best in the way each side handles exercises.
Each day that Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby briefs the media, he has a statement about U.S. exercises around the world. Today he discussed Defender-Europe 21. This is a large exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability among NATO allies and partners. It is led by U.S. Army, Europe, but has significant U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force participation.
“The exercise continues with the Virginia class submarine USS New Mexico, arriving in Tromso, Norway, earlier this week,” he said. “In the next few days, there’ll be exercises on-going in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany and North Macedonia.”
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa, began exercise Astral Knight 2021, a joint multinational exercise involving service members from the U.S., Albania, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia, Kirby announced. The exercise tests integrated air and missile defense. “It focuses on defending key terrain and scheduled training will involve a combination of flight operations and computer-assisted scenarios,” he said.
and leaders discussed their exercise — called Steadfast Defender — with reporters in Brussels earlier this week. French Army Lt. Gen. Brice Houdet, the vice chief of staff of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, delineated exactly what the alliance was doing with its exercise. He stressed the alliance and the exercise is defensive in nature. Steadfast Defender is meant to improve the readiness of forces to defend NATO. “This is what we do,” he said. “We train to be ready, to have operational mentality and capability.”
“We’re going to continue to share with you as often as we can, how this exercise is going, because we believe that transparency is important and it’s also critical to helping avoid any misunderstandings and miscalculations,” Kirby said.
Compare this transparency with Russia’s recent snap “exercise” to Crimea and along its’ border with Ukraine. The Russians deployed well over 100,000 personnel to the area with not a scintilla of explanation. Despite repeated questions from European and U.S. leaders, the Russians said little about what they were deploying or — more important — why they were deploying troops and capabilities to the region.
The Russians said the forces were there on “an exercise.” It was the largest build-up since Russia illegally annexed Crimea and caused nervousness among America’s NATO allies.
Russian leaders said they have withdrawn the forces, but not all have gone, Kirby said. “We’ve seen some of their forces depart from those areas along Eastern Ukraine and occupied Crimea but not all,” he said.
He wants the Russians to be transparent about their intentions. “Let them speak to … what they’ve got there and what it’s intended for,” Kirby said. “We’ve seen some [Russian troops leave], but not all, and we continue to call on them to stop the aggression in and of Ukraine, and to be more transparent about what they’re doing. It’s never been perfectly clear, to be honest with you. We’ve seen the comments that it was an exercise, but again there’s, there’s still quite a sizable array of Russian forces in those areas.” (Source: US DoD)
13 May 21. RAN joins allies in multi-domain exercise. HMAS Parramatta has joined US, French and Japanese forces for Exercise ARC21. Anzac Class frigate HMAS Parramatta has joined land, maritime and air forces from Japan, France and the US for Exercise ARC21 off the south coast of Japan.
The Japanese-led exercise, which began on 11 May and will conclude on 17 May, involves blue-water combat, amphibious and aviation training elements.
Commander of the Joint Task Force, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, said Exercise ARC21 would improve interoperability between the forces.
“Australia has long-standing relationships with Japan, France and the United States, and this activity reaffirms our shared commitment to a safe and stable Indo-Pacific region,” RADM Hammond said.
Parramatta’s Commanding Officer, Commander Anita Nemarich, added that Exercise ARC21 would put the capabilities of both the crew and the ship to the test.
“By exercising with our partner navies we build trust and mutual respect, which enhances our ability to work together,” CMDR Nemarich said.
“I thank our friends in the Japan Self-Defense Forces for hosting Exercise ARC21 and for their leadership in promoting practical opportunities to train together.”
HMAS Parramatta is one of four Royal Australian Navy vessels to deploy to the region in 2021.
Exercise ARC21 marks the second multinational exercise in less than a month, with the RAN recently participating in Artemis Triden, a joint exercise alongside personnel from the UK, US and France in the Arabian Gulf.
The four nations assessed their mine hunting abilities, with seven mine warfare ships, several patrol boats, helicopters, dive teams and a command ship all taking part in Artemis Trident. Exercise Artemis Trident occurs every two years, with the recent exercise marking the completion of the fifth Artemis Trident. (Source: Defence Connect)
13 May 21. Tethered drones, robot vehicles aid soldiers during two-week live fire. Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division recently ran the Robotic Combat Vehicle through two weeks of live-fire testing as the Army develops robot battle buddies to fight alongside its Next Generation Combat Vehicle.
The soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, out of Fort Benning, Georgia did the live fire at Camp Grayling, Michigan, in late April.
The platoon ran through a series of live fire events on the “Project Origin” platform. The platform is a surrogate system that the Army is using as it experiments while developing RCVs.
Soldiers used a remote control from behind a berm and visual feeds from drones tethered to the platform to locate targets. They then used M249 Squad Automatic Weapons, M2 .50 caliber machine guns and Mk19 grenade launchers mounted on the vehicle to strike enemy vehicles with two or fewer corrections.
Those weapons were fired using a wireless fire control built by Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, according to a company statement. The company built the first fielded remotely-operated turret.
“The system worked very well. Right now, today, even in its status as test platform, this would bring a significant new level of lethality to our infantry forces,” said Sgt. 1st Class Richard Dyal, who was involved in the recent exercise.
The same soldiers also worked with the system back in November, using autonomous drive features, the drone system and the smoke module.
Todd Willert, project manager for Project Origin, is followed by the Project Origin vehicle while it dispenses smoke after a live fire exercise at Camp Grayling, Michigan, April 28, 2021. (Dan Heaton/Army)
Data gathered through soldier testing helps develop the platform to better suit what the Army wants from its developing robot vehicle portfolio.
“Having the same soldiers engage with the Origin over multiple iterations reduces the learning curve, allowing us to spend more time testing systems and it also provides a constant level of feedback as the soldiers become familiar with these systems and how they interact,” said Maj. Cory Wallace, RCV team lead for the NGCV Cross-Functional Team.
Users are also looking to use the tethered drones as radio retransmission nodes.
“If I can put up the UAS to re-transmit while keeping my soldiers undercover and gaining 360-degree situational awareness based on what the UAS is able to see, I’ve greatly decreased the risk to my soldiers and increased the ability of our units to communicate with each other,” Dyal said.
The Army plans to build three versions of the RCV, a light, medium and heavy variant.
The light variant could work as both an armed escort and gear mule for dismounted troops in both offensive and defensive scenarios. The medium could carry a heavier load and keep pace with other crewed combat vehicles.
A company-level assessment is planned for 2022, Army Times’ sister publication, Defense News, reported in March.
Four RCV-Light vehicles from QinetiQ North America and Pratt Miller team won the prototype contract last year.
The RCV-Light is a diesel-electric hybrid with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 8,500 pounds and a maximum payload of no more than 7,000 pounds, boasting a top speed of about 40 mpg, according to Defense News.
The Army was scheduled to receive RCV-Medium prototypes in late April.
RCV-Medium is also a diesel-electric hybrid with a gross vehicle weight of 25,000 lbs. The vehicle has a remotely operated 30 mm cannon and top speed of more than 25 mph. (Source: Army Times)
13 May 21. Exercise Northern Edge Tests Joint Warfighting in Alaska. Exercise Northern Edge 21 is taking place between 3-14 May at various military sites around Alaska. It is a biennial exercise and involves around 15,000 personnel not only from the US Air Force, but also from the US Army, US Navy and US Marine Corps. Sponsored by Indo-Pacific Command, it is designed to test and train the participants in a variety of skills including joint all-domain command and control, and all-domain operations and agile combat employment. The focus is on joint interoperability and is structured to develop combat readiness. (Source: Armada)
12 May 21. Operational F-35s arrive in France for first time. Operational Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) jets arrived in France for the first time on 10 May, the US Air Force (USAF) announced.
Four F-35As from the 4th Fighter Squadron, an amalgamation of personnel from the active 388th Fighter Wing (FW) and the reserve 419th FW at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base in southern France for training and regional reassurance operations.
“During their time in the European theatre, the 4th Fighter Squadron (FS) aircraft will participate in multiple events, including ‘Atlantic Trident 21’, underscoring the steadfast US commitment to the region and enhancing interoperability with NATO allies and partners,” the USAF said.
Exercise ‘Atlantic Trident 21’ is to take place at Mont-de-Marsan Air Force Base from 17 to 28 May, with the goal of enhancing fourth- and fifth-generation interoperability between France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
As noted by the USAF, this event marks the third time that the 388th FW has deployed its F-35As to Europe. In April 2017 the 34th FS arrived at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath in the UK for training, while the 421st FS Theater Security Package arrived at Aviano Air Base in Italy in May 2019.
Separate to these 388th FW deployments to Europe, a pair of F-35As appeared at the 2017 Paris Airshow at Le Bourget, France. The USAF has also shown the aircraft at other European aerospace events, including the ILA Berlin Airshow in 2018.
11 May 21. Exercise ‘Steadfast Defender 2021′ to test NATO’s new command structure. NATO exercise ‘Steadfast Defender 2021’, which is being held between 12 May and 2 June, will be the first major test of the alliance’s adapted command structure, involving the new Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) in Ulm, Germany, and Joint Force Command (JFC) Norfolk in Virginia in the United States.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was quoted on the alliance’s website on 7 May as saying, “Exercise ’Steadfast Defender 2021’ will test NATO’s readiness and military mobility, with forces deploying across land and sea, all the way from North America to the Black Sea region and off the coast of Portugal … with over 9,000 troops, [demonstrating] that NATO has the capabilities and resolve to protect all allies against any threat.”
Emphasising the defensive nature of the long-planned exercise, Lieutenant General Brice Houdet, vice chief of staff at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), told a virtual press conference on 6 May that ‘Steadfast Defender 2021’ would “maintain the cohesion of the alliance, our interoperability … and, of course, to also maintain the transatlantic link between the North American nations and the European nations [that are] members of the alliance.”
Under the overall leadership of JFC Naples, ‘Steadfast Defender 2021’ will include a maritime part led by JFC Norfolk to practise the rapid reinforcement of NATO’s European members from North America, involving about 5,000 troops; 20 warships, including the UK Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth; and 40 aircraft, including F-35 Joint Strike Fighters embarked on the carrier between 20 and 28 May. (Source: Jane’s)
10 May 21. First FAB pilots commence operational training on Gripen. The first batch of Brazilian Air Force (FAB) pilots has started operational training on the Gripen fighter at Swedish Air Force’s (SwAF) F7 Wing.
The FAB pilots were chosen from the First Air Defense Group, also known as the Jaguar Squadron Based on their flight experience and operational performance. The training started in January this year.
Before participating in training in Sweden, FAB offered an extensive language course in English for the selected pilots.
The Brazilian Air Force also paid special attention to the physical fitness of the trainees, since ‘Gripen is a 9G class aircraft, which increases the demand for strength and muscle endurance of its pilots’.
Developed by Saab, the Gripen multirole fighter aircraft entered operational service with the Swedish Air Force in 1997.
Commander of Preparation (COMPREP) lieutenant brigadier Luiz Fernando de Aguiar said: “In this initial phase, only professionals with experience in the F-5M or A-1M, which are our current fighters, were chosen.
“We also looked for the individuals who had the best grades in the air activities, bearing in mind their overall performance since the Air Force Academy, including the theoretical and flight test scores.”
Before starting their first theoretical classes with the Gripen C/D at Wing F7, the pilots were also put through a series of exercises at the Qinetics Physiological Flight Center in Malmslätt, Linköping.
Post the completion of training with the Gripen C/D, the pilots will return to Brazil to continue the preparations for receiving the fighter’s E/F version.
Aguiar added: “An important work that we carry out is the revision of our doctrinal concepts, in order to expand the horizons and to create an environment conducive to new strategies, tactics and techniques.
“To this end, we selected and trained professionals from different areas to operate the flight simulators, the mission planning stations, the electronic warfare programming equipment, among many other operational support equipment, so that the potential of Gripen, and its systems, are used to the maximum.” (Source: airforce-technology.com)
10 May 21. RAF Typhoon fighters exercise with USAF B-52H bombers over Romania. British Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets have participated in a training exercise with the US Air Force’s (USAF) B-52H bombers over Romania. The Typhoons are currently operating out of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania as part of 121 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW).
During the exercise, two RAF Typhoons carried out a practice intercept and escorted two USAF B-52H Stratofortress bombers through Romanian airspace.
This exercise enabled RAF and USAF crew to test their joint operating procedures.
The RAF’s 121 EAW will be responsible for supporting the Romanian Air Force (RoAF) in the protection of its airspace as part of Nato’s enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission until September.
Last month, an RAF Typhoon detachment in Romania received Nato approval to start conducting eAP patrols.
121 EAW Commanding Officer Wing Commander Lamping said: “Having recently been certified by Nato to carry out our Air Policing mission here in Romania this sortie provided us with a valuable test of our preparedness and is a visible demonstration of our ability to integrate effectively with our Nato allies.”
Currently, four RAF Typhoons are stationed in Romania, complementing the RoAF’s own quick reaction alert (QRA) force.
RAF’s expertise in QRA enables the service to often undertake air intercept duties when flying from their UK home units. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
11 May 21. ALSIM to enter the military market in Poland. Alsim announced the successful FNPT II qualification of the AL40/42 simulator by Polish Civil Aviation Authority, allowing to credit maximum training hours for PBN and IR trainings.
Prior to this qualification, ALSIM won the tender, published by the Academic Aviation Training Center (AATC) of the Military University of Aviation (MUA), located in Deblin, eastern Poland, for the supply of a reconfigurable simulator which combines two Diamond aircrafts: DA40 and DA42.
The device reproduces the Diamond specific interior cockpits and flight decks. Changing from the DA42 to the DA40 configuration is fast and easy and is performed by swapping only the dashboard and the middle console. The conversion kit provides two cockpit and central panels, including all a/c system switches, Garmin avionics, as well as the specific power levers, fuel selection and yaw trim panels. The switch of the central panel can be optional as the DA40 configuration will be compatible with the DA42’s one.
The simulator includes real Garmin G1000 NXI and GFC 700 Autopilot / Flight Director, the latest VFR-VS image generator and visual system with 210° screen and the instructor station designed for instructor’s comfort.
The ALSIM AL40/42 is the perfect tool for the Military University of Aviation whose part of the fleet consists of Diamond aircrafts (DA20, DA40 and DA42). The simulator will bring flexibility while reducing costs and increasing flight training efficiency.
According to Lt. col Tomasz S?OMCZY?SKI, Commander of the Flying Training Group of AATC at the Polish Military University of Aviation, the great advantage of the device is the possibility of using it as part of the ground preparation before starting practical training on the real aircraft. Thanks to its aerodynamic model, the exact replica of the DA-42 flight model, the simulator enables training in emergency procedures.
“The simulator will also play an important role in instructors training, enabling a smooth “transition” from the left to the right seat. During the virtual flight, you can simulate the selected flight route on a specific type of aircraft in all weather conditions, at any time of the day or night. Good flying habits are developed. Pilots learn how to get out of unusual and emergency situations in the easiest, most effective and safest way” adds Lt. col. Tomasz S?OMCZY?SKI.
Ms. Anna LEZORAY, ALSIM’s Sales Account Manager, commented: “We are very glad to welcome the Military University of Aviation among our customers and would like to thank them for their confidence. We look forward to long and fruitful cooperation with Commander of Academic Aviation Training Center Col. pil. Gregory WELTROWSKI and his team.
ALSIM actively works on offering the best solutions to our customers and we are very happy that despite current Covid context, we managed to successfully install the simulator, conduct Factory Acceptance Tests as well as get the approval from Polish Civil Aviation Authority.
We would also like to thank GB Aircraft and Mr. Rafal KARSKI for his implication and invaluable help in this particular project.”
10 May 21. NATO’s Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 will begin in May and run through to June and will involve the forces of over 20 NATO allies. According to a NATO statement, it “will be the first large-scale test of NATO’s adapted Command Structure, with the involvement of two new NATO commands – Joint Support and Enabling Command based in Ulm, Germany and Joint Force Command Norfolk, based in the United States.
Forces will deploy from the United States and a total of over 9,000 troops will be involved in all aspects of the exercise. Divided into phases, the first will see the rapid deployment of American troops to Europe and will comprise 5,000 forces and 18 ships, including the UK’s Carrier Strike Group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth.
There will also be a command ‘table-top’ exercise conducted in Ulm, Germany. This is designed to “train and test the ability of NATO’s new Joint Support and Enabling Command to coordinate the speedy movement of Allied forces and equipment across European borders.”
The final part of the exercise, Noble Jump (19 May – 2 June) will involve “the deployment of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), led by Turkey, to Romania.” This exercise will involve over 4,000 troops from 12 countries and associated exercises will be run alongside.
Countries participating in Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 are: Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and NATO partners Finland and Sweden. (Source: Armada)
05 May 21. US Army Europe and Africa is conducting a series of field artillery exercises called FIRES SHOCK in Europe and Africa from 05 May 5 to 19 June, reports Bob Morrison. Earlier this evening J-F joined American and British gunners on Estonia’s Central Training Area as they mounted the first life firing exercise of the FIRES SHOCK series. The US ‘Rail Gunners’ fired MLRS and the eFP Battle Group artillery component, formed around 3 RHA, fired both 105mm Light Gun and MLRS. Once I have caught up on some sleep following a rather busy day, which also saw me doing a recce of the SWIFT RESPONSE drop zone (bad weather has postponed tomorrow’s airborne insertion) on the site of a former Cold War era airfield, I will download and sort today’s photos to publish a few more when the excercise pace slackens.
08 May 21. SWIFT RESPONSE 21 is now well underway in the Baltic with US and UK Paratroopers having consolidated on the DZ by daylight today, reports Bob Morrison.
As mentioned yesterday – see SWIFT RESPONSE 21 SitRep From Estonia – the initial airborne insertion by 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the US 82nd Airborne Division with B Company from 2nd Battalion of the UK Parachute Regiment was postponed by 24 hours due to high winds and dense low rain clouds over the Nurmsi Airfield Drop Zone (DZ) in Estonia. However around midnight on the night of 7/8th May the CJEF (Combined Joint Expeditionary Force) successfully parachuted in, along with a heavy drop element which included 105mm and 155mm howitzers in addition to supplies, and then overcame the OpFor (Opposing Force) defence occupying prepared positions in forest to the east of the Cold War era grass airstrip.
Realising after a Met check that light levels over the drop zone at midnight would most likely be insufficient for photography – even the highly skilled and very well equipped NATO Multimedia Team only managed a handful of usable still images during the night’s events – your humble scribe opted for a few hours kip before an 04:00 start to be on the Drop Zone around first light today. The battle with the defenders in the immediate vicinity was, of course, by then well over but I was able to photograph the Paras moving out to their first objective of the day before heading I headed off first to the gun line to snap the artillery and then on to focus on some of the logistics required to keep a brigade combat team sustained after parachuting in from the other side of the Atlantic.
Twelve hours after my arrival the main force of Paras, having mopped up all remaining traces of the OpFor and then taken turns to rest a little, returned to the DZ which had now become a PZ (Pickup Zone) as waves of Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters flew in from bases further west to fly forward the troops and equipment 60 kilometres to the north for the live-fire phase of the exercise. (Source: www.joint-forcescom)
07 May 21. The initial SWIFT RESPONSE 21 transatlantic parachute insertion into Estonia by US 82nd Airborne and UK 2 PARA was delayed by bad weather, reports Bob Morrison.
A combination of severe weather and peacetime safety constraints delayed the initial parachute insertion of US and UK airborne personnel operating out of North Carolina which was originally scheduled to take place late on Thursday. The first of three planned parachute drops, stretching from the Baltic Nations to the Balkans Peninsula, all linked into the DEFENDER-Europe 21 exercise deployment, is now rescheduled for around midnight Friday 8th; subject, of course, to conditions over the drop zone at the time. The two photographs on this page from Fort Bragg were taken Thursday early afternoon, North Carolina time, as the Paras conducted pre-embarkation drills.
As the UK Met Office is predicting overcast skies tonight and we do not have the equipment to capture imagery at night without clear moonlit skies, but our friends on the NATO Multimedia team do and are planning to be on the DZ for the drop, we will most likely rejoin this exercise during daylight hours tomorrow and let cameraman Jake do the hard work under challenging conditions. (Source: www.joint-forcescom)
07 May 21. EU considers new rapid entry force and military training in Mozambique. European defence ministers meeting in Brussels on 6 May discussed ideas for strengthening the EU’s external security reach, topped by a debate over whether and how to create a new initial entry force for rapid deployment to partner countries in crisis. They also reviewed plans for a first-time military training mission in Mozambique.
“We need to be better prepared – ready and equipped to move – when facing an urgent crisis, so the idea of an initial entry force as a first responder was widely discussed today,” EU foreign and security policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters after the meeting.
Noting that the force’s composite elements would require better planning for the EU, plus joint training and exercises, he said, “If we want to deploy in the field, we must have improved planning structures. I think we could manage to agree on the entry force by next March,” which is when the 27 EU countries are set to approve their so-called strategic compass to strengthen the EU’s security and defence posture.
The entry force proposal was included in a paper on crisis management put forward by 14 EU defence ministries and reviewed during the meeting. The group includes the EU’s largest nations – France, Germany, Italy, and Spain – plus Poland and the Netherlands.
A senior EU official told reporters on 5 May that the entry force could be deployed, for example, “if a legitimate government in [an EU] partner country was worried about a takeover or attack by a terrorist group”. (Source: Jane’s)
10 May 21. USAF to test two F-15EX jets in Northern Edge 21 exercise. The US Air Force (USAF) is set to test first two of its newest jets, F-15EXs, in the Northern Edge 21 exercise.
The exercise, which started on 3 May, is being conducted on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area.
Hosted by the US Pacific Air Forces, the joint training exercise will see participation from over 15,000 service members. It will run until 14 May.
According to the USAF, F-15EX’s participation in the exercise will allow the service to implement changes in advance before fielding.
During the exercise, F-15EX pilots, test engineers and others from both the 85th TES, 53rd Wing and 40th Flight Test Squadron, 96th Test Wing, are gathering test data points to include the performance of technological advancements and subsystems, overall radar performance, as well as interoperability with other platforms.
Furthermore, F-15EX team members are gathering test data points and accomplishing test objectives related to the aircraft’s various systems.
Some of the systems being evaluated for their performance are Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System, overall radar system, cockpit, and digital Helmet Mounted Cueing System.
USAF 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-15EX pilot major Aaron Eshkenazi said: “At Northern Edge we’re assessing how the F-15EX can perform in a jamming environment, to include GPS, radar and Link 16 jamming.
“The other main goal is assessing the EX’s interoperability with fourth and fifth-generation assets. With more than 60 aircraft airborne during every vulnerability period (vul, the period of time when an aircraft is vulnerable to harm) at Northern Edge, we’re putting the jet in the role it will perform in once it’s fielded and seeing how it does.”
F-15EX is a next-generation fighter aircraft developed by Boeing for the USAF.
It is the latest iteration of the F-15 Eagle Mission Design Series and an upgraded version of the F-15 fourth-generation fighter jet. Northern Edge 21 is a US Indo-Pacific Command exercise designed to provide ‘high-end, realistic warfighter training’ and is aimed at enhancing joint interoperability. The exercise also enhances the combat readiness of the participating nations. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
About InVeris Training Solutions
InVeris Training Solutions combines an agile approach with an unmatched expertise in training technology to design and deliver customized, cutting-edge, first-rate training solutions that keep military, law enforcement, private and commercial range clients safe, prepared and ready to serve – Because Seconds Matter™. With a portfolio of technology-enabled training solutions, and a team of 400 employees driven to innovate, InVeris Training Solutions is the global leader in integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training solutions. With its legacy companies, FATS® and Caswell, InVeris Training Solutions has fielded over 15,000 live-fire ranges and 7,500 virtual systems globally during its 90-year history. The Company is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia and partners with clients in the US and around the world from facilities on five continents.