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Sep 29 2020

Exercise STEADFAST COBALT 2020 - Ramstein, Germany

RAMSTEIN, Germany - A team of 20 specialists at Allied Air Command is working in support of exercise STEADFAST COBALT 2020 in the field of Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance interoperability.

Allied Air Command is on continuous standby to support the Joint Force Command overseeing the active NRF and, simultaneously, supporting the other Joint Force Command during its preparations for assuming the NRF responsibility the following year.

As a result, Allied Air Command is continually conducting training to meet all NRF requirements. One of these requirements is the verification and validation of Air Power specific Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance interoperability for the stand-by period.

The STEADFAST COBALT 20 Team of Allied Air Command consists of more than 20 different Subject Matter Experts and several technical specialists from the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) CIS Support Unit Ramstein. In addition to the local on-site team, Allied Air Command deployed an Air Command and Control expert to NCIA The Hague in order to support the STEADFAST COBALT Interoperability Test Director and her team.

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Steadfast Cobalt Exercise Project Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lamberti (standing on the right in the back) briefs his team Nico Schelpe, Warrant Officer Alexander Krockow and Eli Whisenant (from left to right). Photo by Sébastien Raffinbook.

Through STEADFAST COBALT 20, NATO Allies remain united with a strong commitment and ability to defend the Alliance. This exercise will enable interoperability, skills and capabilities required to combat increasingly complex security threats in the CIS-domain. Allied Air Command contributes to these objectives for NATO Air Power within the NATO Response Force.

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Steadfast Cobalt Exercise Project Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lamberti (standing on the right in the back) briefs his team Nico Schelpe, Warrant Officer Alexander Krockow and Eli Whisenant (from left to right). Photo by Sébastien Raffin

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Offic

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