The world has changed since Raytheon Missiles & Defense took part in Formidable Shield 2019. In May that year, the United States and eight other countries gathered for this major NATO exercise where they showed how their missile defense systems work together. And, since 2019, the allied militaries have continued to function fully, consistently proving the reliability and interoperability of their technologies.
But two years ago, few people foresaw the COVID-19 virus that would affect the entire world. Now, amid hopes of an end to the pandemic in sight, the NATO allies’ enduring spirit of cooperation imbues Formidable Shield with even deeper significance, reinforcing their shared mission to stand together.
“We are more innovative, timely and effective when we come together with our international partners for a collective defense,” said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies. “Formidable Shield 2021 represents an opportunity to demonstrate the interoperability we have built with our NATO allies over decades.”
With that goal in mind, 10 nations will unite for integrated air and missile defense engagements from May 15 through June 3: the U.S., Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the U.K.