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Exercise Formidable Shield 2017 Public Statement
The U.S. 6th Fleet will lead the exercise Formidable Shield 17, Sept. 24-Oct. 18, 2017, at the U.K. Ministry of Defense's Hebrides Range located on the Western Isles of Scotland.
Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) will conduct the exercise on behalf of 6th Fleet. The purpose of Formidable Shield is to improve allied interoperability in a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) environment, using NATO command and control reporting structures. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States are scheduled to participate in this exercise."