NATO Response Force: ready for action
The NATO Response Force (NRF) is the spearhead of the Alliance. It is a rapid-reaction force on land, sea and in the air. It can defend any Ally, deploy anywhere and deal with any threat.
In the autumn of 2013, the NRF was put to the test in a series of exercises culminating in Steadfast Jazz in early November.
Exercise Steadfast Jazz is the culmination of a series of exercises being conducted by NATO to test the NRF and its air, land, maritime and Special Operations Forces components, as well as various headquarters across the Alliance. The exercises are indicated on the map below as follows:
|8 x Command post exercise (CPX):||Exercises to train the NATO headquarters that will be part of the NRF in 2014.|
|6 x Live exercise (LIVEX):||Live exercises to train and evaluate the troops in multinational operations.|
|3 x Brilliant series:||Exercises that train and certify NRF components under their component commands: Brilliant Mariner for the maritime component, Brilliant Arrow for the air component and Brilliant Sword for the Special Operations Forces component.|