NATO tests new regional ‘deterrence and defense’ plans

BRUNSSUM, Netherlands — NATO ended its largest and most complex computer-assisted, command post exercise of the 21st century on Oct. 19. Exercise Steadfast Jupiter 2023 included more than 7,000 personnel from 17 NATO nations and 24 multinational headquarters exercising every aspect of military operations from the strategic to the tactical levels.

“Steadfast Jupiter 23 is important for U.S. national security because it allows us to maintain a presence with our NATO allies and assist them with the defense of NATO territory within Europe and deter our adversaries,” said U.S. Army Maj. Thomas Artone, Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, counter-improvised explosive device staff officer. “For the past week in Steadfast Jupiter 23 my section, the counter-IED section within the J3 has been focused on activities to attack the network, defeat the device, and prepare the force as well as counter other hybrid and UAS (unmanned aircraft system) scenarios.”

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Source: U.S. Army