Allied Air Command
April 21, 2022

Allies integrate PATRIOT missile defence system during NATO exercise in Slovakia

During an Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) exercise in Sliač, Slovakia, from April, 19 to 21, 2022, Allies will train with the deployed PATRIOT missile defence system to enhance Alliance cohesion and interoperability.

The exercise will involve increasingly complex scenarios, with the combined German-Netherlands PATRIOT battery on the ground working closely with the Slovakian and U.S. Air Forces. The Slovakian Air Force is contributing to the exercise with one MIG-29, the U.S. Marine Corps with F-18s from Łask Air Base, Poland and the U.S. Air Force with EA-18G Growler fighter aircraft from Spangdahlem, Germany.

The…deployment of the PATRIOT system to Slovakia, which borders Ukraine, is being conducted….

…They will execute a range of realistic scenarios including simulations of Cruise Missile attacks and multiple hostile inbound aircraft. All systems defending against airborne targets will be integrated and closely coordinated with NATO IAMD.