NATO and Russia hold theatre missile defence exercise

  • 26 Mar. 2012 - 30 Mar. 2012
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  • Last updated: 02 Apr. 2012 13:16

In the framework of the NATO-Russia Council and in accordance with the guidance from the Lisbon Summit, the fifth theatre missile defence (TMD) computer assisted exercise (CAX) was conducted in Ottobrunn, Germany from 26-30 March 2012.


The aim of the exercise was to develop, explore and assess various options for conducting missile defence in Europe, taking into account the results of previous TMD cooperation between NATO and Russia.  The exercise results will contribute to the work on the Joint Analysis of the future framework for missile defence cooperation.

The exercise was hosted by the German Air Force supported by NATO Military Authorities and the Extended Air Defence Task Force¹.  Russian and NATO experts participated in the exercise.

For more information on the exercise please contact the NATO Press Office, NATO HQ, +32.2.707.5041. 

  1. The Extended Air Defence Task Force is a bi-national (Germany and the Netherlands) organisation.