Space Support to Operations
20 December 2018. We are excited to present you with issue 27 of the JAPCC Journal of Air and Space Power. It is our great pleasure to open Issue 27 with an interview of the Air Chief of the Czech Republic, Major General Petr Hromek, who provides us a with a very informative and sincere view of the challenges his Air Force is currently encountering and the ambitious goals they want to fulfil in the future. More
17 December 2018. Warfare is expected to become more complex in the future, and the ‘Future Battlefield Rotorcraft Capability’ (FBRC) will be an indispensable, and most critical capability requirement for conducting air movement or armed combat missions. In analysis, it is expected possible adversaries will adopt new technologies, new doctrines and revised strategic concepts, modernizing their capabilities in the 2017 – 2035 timeframe, making differences among conventional forces smaller. More
26 April 2018. Combined partnerships allow the JAPCC to help shape AAR worldwide from the tactical to the strategic levels. By working with the European Defense Agency we broaden our reach and help ensure cooperation across the spectrum of AAR operations. This global approach allows for the free and open exchange of information across national, organizational and personal boundries. It is the lynchpin for effective global AAR operations. More
JAPCC Journal Article Showcase
What is ‘Air Power’ ?
‘Air Power is the ability to use air capabilities to influence the behavior of actors and the course of events.’
Summary of the September 2015 Meeting of PAMD DG1, 17 September 2015
‘Air Power is the ability to project military force in air or space by or from a platform (air, space, and surface based) or missile operating above the surface of the earth.’
Bi-SC Advice on NATO’s Future Strategy, Posture, and Adaption, 13 November 2015
‘Joint Air Power is a coherent and coordinated approach that allows all Services to apply military power in air or space from within any domain in order to generate desired effects across all domains.’
Bi-SC Final Report on Joint Air Power Capabilities, 7 December 2015
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Some Facts about the Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the JAPCC is sponsored by 16 NATO nations who provide a variety of experienced Subject Matter Experts (SME) that come from all three services. Through its multi-discipline organization, the JAPCC chooses the most suitable SMEs for the task and combines their knowledge and experience to fully contribute to transforming NATO’s A&S Power. More importantly, the JAPCC is not constrained by the need for consensus or by political expediency in developing ideas. It can offer independent military advice across the spectrum of A&S Power to NATO HQs and national policy-making bodies.
Our primary customers are NATO Headquarters (Allied Command Operations, Allied Command Transformation, NATO Joint Commands and Air Command) and sponsoring nations. However, the JAPCC does accept Requests for Support (RfS) from other sources via our RfS form, which can be accessed through the JAPCC website. With numerous successful products and ever-increasing connections with industry and academia, the JAPCC continues to build upon its reputation as NATO’s preeminent advocate for the development and enhancement of Joint A&S Power.
A&S Power SMEs, drawn from the Land, Maritime and Air components of the 16 MoU nations, conduct collaborative research into areas in which JAPCC assistance is requested by leveraging their independent thought and a global network of experts that reach across the military, academic and industrial spheres. The resulting analysis and solutions are disseminated via studies, reports, journal articles, seminars, panels and conferences.
The JAPCC, as a team of multinational experts, is to provide key decision-makers effective solutions on Air and Space Power challenges, in order to safeguard NATO and the Nations’ interests.
Be NATO’s catalyst for the improvement and transformation of Joint Air and Space Power; delivering effective solutions through independent thought and analysis.