NATO Allied aircraft take to the skies during exercise Air Defender 23
Allied aircraft from 25 nations took to the skies as part of exercise Air Defender 23, the largest deployment exercise of air forces in NATO’s history. Up to 10,000 participants from 25 NATO Allies and partners with 250 aircraft have convened in Germany to practise integrating air operations. Exercise Air Defender 23 enables Allied air forces to deliver coordinated air power in the event of a crisis. The drills are aimed at boosting interoperability and preparedness to protect against aircraft, drones and missiles attacks on cities and critical infrastructure. The exercise ran from 12 to 23 June.