Multinational military electronic warfare exercise Ramstein Guard 2019 is underway
Between Monday, 23 to Friday, 27 September, a multinational military electronic warfare exercise Ramstein Guard 2019 will take place in the Republic of Slovenia. The exercise will be attended by units and commands of the NATO's integrated airspace control and control system and will be conducted through the Combined Air Operation Centre (CAOC) Spain. The 16th Airspace Surveillance and Control Centre also operates within the CAOC’s area of responsibility.
The activities within the exercise are aimed at applying correct measures and countering electronic interference in real settings. The purpose of the exercise is to train units in identifying electronic interference, reducing their impact, and operating under the conditions of electronic interference to radars, means of communication, and command and control systems.
Exercise participants also include Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) 15th Wing, more precisely its 151st Rotary-Wing Squadron with Cougar AS AL 532 helicopter, 152nd Fixed-Wing Squadron with Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik aircraft, and 16th Airspace Surveillance and Control Centre with short-range and long-range radars located at mount Ljubljanski vrh and Ledinekov kogel. In addition to military aviation units, the exercise also includes 1st Brigade’s Combat Support Battalion with a Giraffe radar system and a light air defence battery.
Exercise activities will also take place at the main Slovenian Armed Forces training area in Postojna and the central part of the airspace of the Republic of Slovenia at altitudes up to 5,000 meters. The exercise will also be supported by the Falcon FA20 allied aircraft, which, together with Pilatus PC-9 aircraft, will operate in the central part of the airspace of the Republic of Slovenia. At the military training area, the electronic warfare exercise will be supported by the Cougar AS AL 532 helicopter.