Inside NATO's Neptune Strike 2022 exercise

Neptune Strike 2022 recently took place in and over the Adriatic Sea, Daniele Faccioli and Remo Guidi report on the multi-nation exercise

From January 24 to February 7 this year, the waters of the Adriatic hosted the final act of a series of activities known as Project Neptune.

These activities focused on the integration capability of a force composed of multiple Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) and land-based forces under a single NATO command. In total, the armed forces of 28 NATO allies were involved in the massive Neptune Strike exercise, which was conceptualized as early as 2020.

Neptune Strike
Two Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets from the USS Harry S Truman and two HAF F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation during Neptune Strike
Daniele Faccioli

Tension arising from events concerning the eastern border of the Alliance had the potential to see the exercise canceled, however, NATO decided to proceed.

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