NATO’s Response Force (NRF) tests its crisis response capabilities

A large fleet of warships from NATO’s Response Force (NRF) sailed from ports across Europe on 13 October to take part in the maritime component of Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, which will encompass the anti-submarine and the electronic warfare components.

NOBLE JUSTIFICATION will prepare and test the highest levels of readiness for rapid response to any NATO contingency. It also develops force integration, multinational interoperability and enhance readiness by building joint capability and deployability through a high density, high threat scenario in which NATO will respond to a threat to its integrity and the sovereignty of its member states.