International military flying units with a tiger in their logo get together once a year to conduct tactical flying exercises. The participants were from fighter and helicopter units from NATO Allies Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Partner Austria and a NATO AWACS. This year it was held at Base Arienne 118, or Mont-de-Marsan Air Base. This is a front-line French Air Force fighter base located approximately 2 km north of Mont-de-Marsan, in the Landes department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. Different Tiger squadrons coordinate and fly together so they will find it easier to cooperate in real-world scenarios whenever and wherever required. The NATO Tiger Meet is a tactical-level live-fire event that has existed since 1961.