According to a response to a Freedom of Information request just one Joint Warrior exercise is scheduled to run next year, between the 1st and 13th of October.
“Just one JOINT WARRIOR Exercise is currently planned for 2022 covering the period 1-13 October 2022.”
Joint Warrior is a UK-led multinational exercise that involves numerous warships, aircraft, marines and troops from allied nations around the world. The exercise traditionally takes place twice per year on and around the Scottish coast, the first in April and the second in October.
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Why does the UK host Joint Warrior?
According to the Royal Navy website, this massive multinational war exercise involves warships, aircraft, marines and troops from UK, NATO and allied forces.
“The exercise doesn’t only allow participating units to hone their specialist roles within a larger war-style setting – it also helps foster vital links between the UK, NATO and other allied militaries. The aim is to provide a complex environment in which the participants can train together, honing tactics and skills in preparation for deployment as a Combined Joint Task Force.”
The scenario for each Joint Warrior is designed to reflect contemporary political tensions – such as the War on Terror and the threat posed by ISIS – and to simulate the hostilities that might result from them. The ultimate aim? “To assure maximum preparedness in the face of any threat.”
Hasn’t this happened before?
It emerged in 2018 that only one Joint Warrior exercise would take place that year due to concerns of overstretching forces as they undertake ‘other commitments’.
You can read more about that here.
By: George Allison
Title: Only one Joint Warrior exercise to run next year
Sourced From: ukdefencejournal.org.uk/only-one-joint-warrior-exercise-to-run-next-year/
Published Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 15:40:04 +0000