Air Defender 23,

The exercise Air Defender 23 is the largest deployment exercise of air forces in NATO’s history and demonstrates transatlantic solidarity. From June 12-23, up to 10.000 exercise participants from 25 nations with 220 aircraft will train air operations in European airspace under the command of the German Air Force.

The 25 participating nations train their joint airborne response capability to crises. Germany is performing its role as a collective defense hub within Europe during this exercise.

Up to 10,000 servicemen and women are participating in the exercise. Among the 220 aircraft involved, there will be 23 different aircraft types. 100 of these aircraft alone come from 35 states in the U.S. and are being deployed to Europe. They are part of the U.S. Air National Guard. 

Which nations are participating?

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Greece. Läs artikel