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Eagle Meteor 19

Eagle Meteor 19 (from 18th to 25th October 2019) is the main exercise of the year for NRDC-ITA and will complete the HQ’s process of realignment to a warfighting Corps headquarters, a path the HQ started last January after a year in the role of NATO Reaction Force Land Component Command.

In addition, this keystone exercise will also be the final validation of the new Light Command Post, a concept developed by NRDC-ITA in order to remain flexible and agile on the 21st century battlefield.


25-26 SEP 2019

Key Leader Training (KLT)

As part of essential preparations for the upcoming Exercise Eagle Meteor, over 70 military leaders from across the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy, affiliated, and subordinate units attended KLT at Ugo Mara Barracks for a two-day training focused on the decision making process and Leadership.

7-10 OCT 2019

Battle Staff Training (BST)

Over 200 military personnel traveled to Ugo Mara Barracks to attend Battle Staff Training (BST). This round of BST provided the opportunity for essential augmentees, liaison officers and enablers to fine-tune tactics, techniques and procedures to prepare for the execution phase of the keystone exercise that starts next and occurs in multiple locations in Italy.

18 OCT 2019

Eagle Meteor 19 has started

Aimed at developing the HQ NRDC-ITA’s ability to synchronize and conduct a complex collective article 5 defensive operation, Eagle Meteor involves simulated high intensity warfare against a near peer adversary in a contemporary operating environment. About 1800 personnel from 18 NATO armed forces have deployed across 7 different locations in Italy, from Lombardy to Sicily, to reaffirm the Corps HQ capabilities in managing crisis situations, restoring security and working for the Alliance.

20 OCT 2019

The Commander arrived at the HQ's Forward Command Element

Today, the NRDC-ITA Commander General, Lt. Gen. Roberto Perretti, arrived at the HQ's Forward Command Element, currently deployed in Sicily.

It was also an opportunity for the Italian General to meet local Army and Gendarmerie authorities and to emphasise the importance of cooperation in this key area for the Alliance, on NATO’s “Southern Flank”.

25 OCT 2019

NRDC-ITA keystone exercise Eagle Meteor 19 has concluded

NRDC-ITA personnel have successfully concluded Exercise Eagle Meteor 19, our most important Command Post Exercise of the year.


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