Neptune Strike


An activity aimed at testing the combined capacity of NATO air and naval power has just wrapped up following two weeks of training. Neptune Strike, a multi-domain exercise, ran from 14 to 28 October 2022.

Seventy aircraft of various types, 20 ships and around 5,000 personnel from 26 NATO Allies and partners took part in the exercise.

Neptune Strike tested NATO’s maritime warfare capabilities and the Alliance’s cohesion in a dynamic environment for both Air and Sea elements.

Neptune Strike also tested NATO’s ability to combat potential threats caused by the malicious use of drones.

On a training site on the northwest coast of Denmark, the Danish Armed Forces practised launching a Banshee 600 drone.

The Banshee 600 is a custom-built drone designed specifically for air defence simulated training.