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In preparation for the forthcoming NATO High Readiness Force commitment HQ NRDC-ITA have recently completed Ex NOBLE LIGHT 2010. The exercise was conducted in Bellinzago Novarese over the period 4-15 October 2010 and followed on from the successful Ex EAGLE METOER conducted in Torre Veneri (Lecce).

General Gian Marco Chiarini, Commander NRDC-Italy, described the successful exercise: “With Ex NOBLE LIGHT we have had the opportunity to test the command and control capabilities of NRDC-ITA in a crisis scenario. It has been a unique opportunity to test our operational and logistic procedures in preparation for the NRF responsibility.” The two week exercise tested NRDC-ITA’s ability to conduct operations in response to an unexpected crisis and saw the Headquarters dealing with a range of problems across the military, political, economic and social spectrums. In meeting this challenging scenario, designed to replicate the complex contemporary environment, the Headquarters planned the use of a wide variety of military capabilities including electronic warfare, special forces and CIMIC units. Particpating in the exercise were over 1000 soldiers from the 15 nationalities represented at NRDC-Italy.


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