Electronic warfare operations trials conducted by NATO

UNITED KINGDOM. Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) began conducting Naval Electro Magnetic Operations (NEMO) trials off the coast of the United Kingdom. NEMO trials, developed by NATO’s Above Water Warfare Capability Group (AWWCG), provide a venue for the alliance to evaluate the effectiveness and validate NATO Electronic Warfare (EW) tactics and systems.

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The 2019 iteration of NEMO trials will see a focus on force anti-ship missile defense, demonstrating improved means of achieving force defense to minimize the threat to NATO maritime forces. The exercise also offers an opportunity for experimental tactics and procedures to be evaluated prior to NATO adopting them as formal doctrine for use by allied nations.

Aircraft from the United Kingdom Join Support Air Tasking Organization and other air assets will participate in NEMO to provide a realistic threat simulation. Maritime forces and land-based assets will also work simultaneously; ensuring allied nations take advantage of the opportunity to learn methods to exploit electronic warfare capabilities in a rapidly changing technical environment.