By Sarah TateFebruary 17, 2017
GRAFENWÖHR, Germany -- Nearly 1,400 participants from nine NATO nations will participate in exercise Dynamic Front II at the 7th Army Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Feb.26 - Mar. 10.
Dynamic Front II will feature units from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Dynamic Front II focuses on identifying limitations and solutions while promoting fires interoperability via the software-based program, Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities (ASCA).
ASCA allows nations to digitally communicate automatically by linking their field artillery/fire support command and control systems. The ability to maintain one program provides functional fire control for smooth execution, which can be deployed in a dynamic, tactical and multinational environment.
ASCA allows participating nations to receive or provide mutual fire support for their respective maneuver brigades as dictated by command support relationships. The training will focus on fires coordination from corps down to the firing battery.
The two-week exercise will include a day of academic instruction, a command post exercise, and a four-day live-fire exercise.
While Dynamic Front take places in Grafenwoehr, units will digitally-connect to the scenario through simulations in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Otterburn Training Area, United Kingdom.