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Exercise Joint Warrior.
The JTEPS mission is to:.."Provide a joint, multi-threat environment in which UK, NATO and Allied units and their staffs may undertake collective training and pre-deployment training in tactical formations in preparation for employment in a Combined Joint Task Force" ..An additional goal of JW is to provide a balanced package of training to each participating unit concentrating on its specialist role but set in a broad war fighting scenario"...Scale..A typical JW includes between 20 and 30 Naval participants, including aviation, surface and sub-surface units. In addition around 75 aircraft participate, representing a wide variety of air power capabilities including fast air, Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and Command and Control (C2) assets flying at a daily rate of approximately 100 sorties. Ground based air defence (GBAD) units are also regular participants. JW regularly attracts participants from all major European nations, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. A period of formal Operational Sea Training (OST) is normally required prior to the Exercise for navies who do not regularly participate in JW...Exercise Area..JWs can, if required, utilise the whole of the UK including the surrounding seas and airspace. Maritime play is traditionally concentrated off the NW of Scotland where a freedom to manoeuvre in both deep and shallow water, coupled with a limited civilian population, air and sea traffic offers excellent training opportunities. Other influencing factors include access to the weapons ranges around the coast of Scotland as well as other bespoke areas for Naval Gunfire Support (NGS) and Close Air Support (CAS). Air participants have access to the overland flying areas throughout the UK such as Spadeadam Electronic Warfare Training Range, and oversea training areas including 2 large Fast Jet Areas (FJAs) for air-to-air training off the North and West coasts of ScotlAdd to Cart Add to Lightbox Download