Exercise Joint Warrior

Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from other nations.









Military personnel

Why are we doing it?

This massive multinational war exercise involves warships, aircraft, marines and troops from UK, NATO and allied forces. The exercise doesn’t only allow participating units to hone their specialist roles within a larger war-style setting – it also helps foster vital links between the UK, NATO and other allied militaries.

The aim is to provide a complex environment in which the participants can train together, honing tactics and skills in preparation for deployment as a Combined Joint Task Force.

The scenario for each Joint Warrior is designed to reflect contemporary political tensions – such as the War on Terror and the threat posed by ISIS – and to simulate the hostilities that might result from them. The ultimate aim? To assure maximum preparedness in the face of any threat.

Combined Joint Expeditionary Force Commanding Officer

Exercise Griffin Strike

Combined Joint Expeditionary Force 

Exercise Griffin Strike is the first test of the UK/France Combined Joint Expeditionary Force (CJEF) and will play a role in Exercise Joint Warrior off northwest Scotland from Oct 7.

The role of the CJEF is designed to be a force that is able to respond quickly to any crisis that is of common concern to France and the UK. The CJEF is also complementary to NATO.

On deployment the CJEF will be able to conduct offensive and defensive operations on land, in the air and at sea wherever the UK and French national security interests are the same.