Exercise Gordian Knot 2022: Enabling Advanced Capabilities

From the 7th until the 18th of November 2022, NRDC-GR conducted the final Phase (Phase III b) of the Exercise “GORDIAN KNOT 2022”, with the participation of 525 Staff Officers from 15 NATO member states and deployed 30km from its premises, at PROKOPIDI CAMP in ASSIROS.

The aim of the exercise, was to train the NRDC-GR as a Multi-Corps Land Component Command (MC LCC) in planning and conducting an Article 5 Major Joint Operation plus (MJO+) against a peer state adversary, contesting NATO in all domains. Under this role, NRDC-GR tested its capability to Command and Control up to five Corps HQs, from a deployed Main Command Post, in order to conduct operations and synchronize the tasks and actions of the Corps within the MC LCC Area of Responsibility, while supporting the Joint Force Command. NRDC-GR has been the first HQ trained and certified in the MC LCC role, across the NATO Force Structure (NFS) , during the previous year.

In addition to that, NRDC-GR, constituting a constantly evolving HQ, in order to be able to face the new globalized and competitive world’s challenges, has improved and developed new capabilities, that enabled the HQ to adopt and implement throughout all phases of the exercise, the Multi Domain Operation demands in planning and conducting operations in all five operational domains (Land, Air, Maritime, Space, Cyber) and effect dimensions, thus physical, virtual and cognitive.