Exercise STEADFAST COBALT 2021
Brunssum, the Netherlands - STEADFAST COBALT 2021 is NATO’s largest Communications and Information System exercise which will be conducted by the NATO CIS Group from 12 April to 30 April 2021. As a result of COVID-19 NATO is taking precautionary measures and for the second time, this exercise takes place in a virtual environment. STEADFAST COBALT is an annual exercise that kick starts NATO Response Force (NRF) preparation activities. This exercise allows components and units contributing to NATO Response Force missions to verify and validate their Communications and Information System (CIS) capability in support of NRF missions.
Communication & Information
STEADFAST COBALT validates Communications and Information System connectivity and interoperability among participating NRF units. For instance: data exchanges by maintaining communication among combat units of the NATO Response Force, joint and component headquarters worldwide.
Readiness & Speed
The aim is to improve readiness and to increase speed by ensuring that all contributing units are ready and prepared to deploy CIS in support of NRF Missions.
With STEADFAST COBALT 21, NATO looks to the future and continues to adapt in order to meet the challenges of todays through improving combat readiness and responsiveness even during a pandemic like COVID-19
said Commander NCISG Major General Frank Schlösser.
Story by Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum Public Affairs Office