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UNITED KINGDOM - U.S. Sixth Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) will kick off exercise Formidable Shield 2023 from the High North and North Atlantic Ocean, May 8, 2023.
Formidable Shield demonstrates allied interoperability in a live-fire joint and combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) environment, using NATO command and control structures. The exercise takes place biennially, occurring during odd-numbered years. It will take place from May 8 to 26, and involves 13 NATO Allied and partner nations, more than 20 ships and 35 aircraft, eight ground units consisting of radars, National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), and approximately 4,000 personnel from across the Alliance.
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