The exercise provided an excellent opportunity to test NATO's responsiveness, command and control, and defence posture in a highly challenging multi-threat environment. It also demonstrated NATO's capability and readiness to defend the Alliance and train NATO's warfighting skillsets, using a multi-domain, multi-joint operational area scenario based on an Article 5 crisis simulation.
The NCI Agency supported the exercise from eight different locations through its CIS Support Units (CSUs). The Agency's CSUs provide onsite support to NATO and NATO countries to ensure all communication networks remain operational and secure. For Steadfast Jupiter 2023, Agency experts provided participants with support from Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Moreover, nearly 100 NCI Agency service matter experts provided dedicated support from the Agency's headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands and Mons and Braine l'Alleud, Belgium.
Sponsored by Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and directed by the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), this exercise is designed to reinforce NATO's deterrence and defence posture, providing a unique opportunity to demonstrate the Alliance's commitment to the principle of collective defence.