Meanwhile, in the Baltic Sea, U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), Swedish Navy Visby-class corvette HSwMS Härnösand (K 33), and SNMG 1 units conducted enhanced vigilance activities on NATO’s Northern Flank.
Allies commands enacted an accelerated crisis planning and approval process through NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) during NEST 23-2, as well. This rapid response was spearheaded by multiple Allied Joint Force Commands and tested their ability to generate effects for supporting forces to conduct simulated strike missions on targets across the region, faster than in any previous iteration.
In total, Allies and partners completed 32 enhanced vigilance activities across Europe, consisting of 105 aircraft sorties and dual-carrier strike operations. NEST 23.2 proved that NATO has both the resolve and the technical capabilities to answer any threat, anywhere, anytime.