STRIKFORNATO hosts Ballistic Missile Defence Table Top Exercise
Oeiras, Portugal – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and Allied Maritime Command co-hosted NATO Maritime Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Table Top Exercise in its headquarters this week.
NATO Senior Military Leaders and BMD experts from NATO and other organisations were invited for a scenario-based exercise, with the objective of building a common understanding of NATO maritime BMD operations and the U.S. European Phase Adaptive Approach. Discussions also centred on how to effectively integrate these capabilities into the ballistic missile defence of NATO European territory, population, and forces.
The command and control of NATO's BMD is part of STRIKFORNATO's mission, assumed to deliver assurance, deterrence and collective defence for the Alliance.