Joint Exercise Brings New Battle Management Ideas to Europe

September 9, 2020

U.S. and European military forces will try to push the boundaries of how the alliance responds in the face of air and missile threats, during the Astral Knight exercise, this month.

The second annual Air Force-led exercise hopes to mirror the Pentagon’s broader push to proactively connect conventional combat forces with those in space and cyberspace, using more technology like artificial intelligence and cutting bureaucratic hurdles. It’s an opportunity to more-closely integrate the U.S. military as well as the vehicles and weapons owned by other countries.

According to the Pentagon, this year’s iteration of Astral Knight will bring together foreign Airmen with American Airmen, Soldiers, and Sailors to practice combat operations at Polish air bases and elsewhere, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom…


Read the full announcement here