Brunssum, the Netherlands - From 20 July to 06 August, nine NATO Allies trained together in Estonia and Lithuania. Highly-specialised soldiers, so-called Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) from Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States worked together with air crews from the Estonian Air Force, the British Royal Air Force as well as the Spanish Air Force. Soldiers from the NATO enhanced Forward Battlegroup Lithuania also participated.
JTACs work together with fighter aircraft to support troops on the ground with precision aerial fire support. This capability requires a high degree of training and professionalism. Exercise Furious Wolf was another perfect opportunity for NATO Allies to further increase their interoperability and mutual understanding of tactics and procedures. Developing and maintaining highly trained ready forces that can integrate seamlessly is the keystone of NATO's collective deterrence and defence.