From September the 2nd to the 13th, the live part of the international exercise Ample Strike 2019 for Joint Tactical Attack Controllers (JTAC) will take place across the Czech Republic.
NATO say that more than 500 service members from the Czech Armed Forces will host approximately 250 international participants from JTAC teams from the Czech Republic will join other Allied teams from Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United states.
“The JTACS will be coordinating and cooperating with more than 20 aircraft and helicopters. The air forces of the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and the united United States ensure the training takes place in in a realistic training environment involving complex Air-Land-Integration scenarios.”
“Ample Strike offers an opportunity for our own and Allied JTACs to maintain critical JTAC skill sets and capabilities,” says Lieutenant Colonel Jan Suchý, the Czech Air Force Exercise Director for Ample Strike 2019.
“The fighters and helicopter and a USAF B-52 strategic bomber will simulate Close Air Support assets that the JTACs will call in to assist Army commanders on the ground,” he added.
“Our aim is to offer complex live-fire simulations and demanding scenarios based on extant NATO standards,” Gabriel added in a release.