Between September 12 and September 22, 2023, more than 300 attendees from 15 Allied nations, three partner nations, the European Union, and the private sector convened in the Netherlands. Their primary aim was to enhance their capacity to counter potential threats arising from the malicious utilization of small drones.

NATO’s Counter Unmanned Aircraft System Technical Interoperability Exercise (C-UAS TIE23) united military, scientific, and industry experts to evaluate advanced commercial solutions to detect, identify, and neutralize drones. This live exercise saw approximately 70 systems and technologies, encompassing sensors, effectors, and jammers, undergo testing. The overarching objective was to verify these cutting-edge solutions’ instantaneous connectivity and seamless operation.

Given the exponential growth in the misuse of readily available small drones, enhancing the capacity of counter-drone systems to work harmoniously is vital. This effort serves to fortify Allied air defense capabilities and contribute to deterrence and defense measures. The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) orchestrated the exercise, which the C-UAS Joint Nucleus hosted within the Dutch Ministry of Defence. (Press Release)

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