NATO Nations Testing Equipment Interoperability

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January 29, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: January 29 on

The most recent event in a series of coalition capability demonstrations is helping to ensure that equipment from NATO countries are able to work together, according to military officials from participating nations.

John Miller, the event’s program manager assigned to the U.S. Joint Staff command and control, communications and computers/cyber directorate, told reporters during an Oct. 30 phone call that the setup for Bold Quest 17.2 kicked off at the end of last month. Operations and data collection began two weeks later and is scheduled to run until early November, he said. The demonstration is being held at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck, Indiana. This year’s Bold Quest includes participation by 16 partner nations in addition to the United States.

“If you go around the Bold Quest community, everybody comes here to link their equipment up with somebody else,” Miller said. The demonstration is focused on performing operations in all domains and requires the use of a variety of platforms and equipment, such as fighter jets and unmanned aircraft systems.