9 oct. 2014 EurocorpsHQ
From 16th till 31st October 2014, the European Rapid Reaction Corps (Eurocorps) will conduct a major exercise – Joint Spearhead 14 – in the military training camp of Mourmelon, France, in the Champagne region.
The exercise Joint Spearhead 14 belongs to a series of exercises aiming at validating the Joint Task Force concept. It will complete an experimentation that was initiated in 2013.
It mainly relies on the ability to command and control a multinational force (Eurocorps is already composed in peacetime of 5 framework nations from the EU and several associated nations) with a joint feature represented by a land, an air and a maritime component.
A Joint Task Force covers a broad spectrum of missions in a global environment, from the first entry into a conflict zone until the stabilization of the security, political and economic situation. Based on a complex and reality-near scenario, Joint Spearhead 14 is also for Eurocorps the opportunity to train and maintain its operational capability to deploy rapidly into any kind of crisis area. Deployed in the training camp of Mourmelon, Headquarters Eurocorps and its Multinational Command Support Brigade will train in conditions similar to those of a real commitment.