2016 Exercise schedule (AIRCOM delivered or supported).
RAMSTEIN APEX – 25 Jan - 5 Feb
Joint Force Air Component (JFAC) exercise, located at the DACCC, in Poggio Renatico, Italy.
BRILLIANT JUMP I – AlertEx, 1 -10 Apr
To test the activation process of the VJTF, the collaborative deployment planning and the readiness and mounting functions for the VJTF, located at Brunssum, Netherlands.
– 12-22 Apr
Standby Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) Readiness Test (CAX), Land focused, located at Joint Force Training Centre, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
– 18-29 Apr
Facilitate potential BMD IOC at NATO Summit, located at SHAPE, AIRCOM and STRIKEFORNATO.
– formerly Baltic Region Training Event, NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) Quick Reaction Aircraft live fly training.
19-21 Apr, Amari Airbase, Estonia
7-9 Jun, Siauliai Airbase, Lithuania
27-29 Sept, Adazi Training Range, Latvia
The Ramstein Alloy training events aim at promoting NATO and PfP coordination and interoperability.
TRIDENT JAGUAR - 04 – 13 May
NFS JHQ Certification, located at Istanbul, Turkey.
BRILLIANT JUMP II – (Academics and In-Theatre recce) 2-6 May, Deployex 17-27 May
DEPLOYEX for VJTF16, Deployment Readiness Exercise (DEPREX). The exercise will see a real world deployment of VJTF. It is a demonstration of NATO's adaptation post the Wales Summit 2014 and prior to the Warsaw Summit 2016. It aims at training the deployment of the VJTF and the NFIU concept by deploying elements of the VJTF.
Located in Poland.
RAMSTEIN DUST I – 16 May - 19 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. Located in Slovenia and connected to EX ADRIATIC STRIKE.
RAMSTEIN AMBITION I
– 20-29 Jun
To exercise NCS JFAC in doctrinal C3 procedures in a simulated kinetic environment and to exercise interoperability with Land, Maritime, and Special Operations Forces in a Joint setting. Additionally prepare the NCS JFAC to conduct a small size joint operation. Located at Poggio Renatico, ITA, JFAC location.
– AIR LIVEX , 8-21 Oct
NRF/VJTF activiation/alert procedures Components Certification, UK JFAC located in Scotland.
RAMSTEIN DUST II
– 10-21 Oct
Connected to NOBLE ARROW exercise, collaborative training for Deployable Air Control Centre Recognized Air Picture Production Centre/Sensor Fusion Post (DARS), located at Faslane, Scotland.
RAMSTEIN AMBITION II
– TBD prior to TRJE 16
JFAC exercise in preparation for Trident Juncture 16, located at HQ AIRCOM, Ramstein, Germnay or DACCC, Poggio Renatico, Italy.
– 24 Oct – 2 Nov
AIRCOM to stand up a 300-strong Joint Force Air Component at HQ AIRCOM.
TRIDENT JUNCTURE 24 Oct – 2 Nov is the stand-by VJTF Certification for Joint Force Command Naples.
RAMSTEIN ASPECT – 14 -18 Nov
Connected to Trident Juncture 16. Exercise the concept of transiting from Air Policing (AP) to Air Defence (AD). Stand-up of tailored JFAC. All of Europe.