Space Support to Operations
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
26 March 2018. The JAPCC Journal is one of the principal tools we use to fulfill our mission and it is my great pleasure to present the 25th edition. In the opening article JAPCC Director, General Tod Wolters shares his thoughts about the sustainment of the Alliance’s military power through an integrated joint warfighting capability in which a robust and credible air and space force will remain an important pillar. More
19 February 2018. Given the strategic nature of airbases and the vulnerability of most, if not all of the assets grouped on them, it is apparent that the methods of protecting them will have to become much better. As a key component, this process will require dedicated, air-minded Force Protection (FP) forces that are specifically trained and organised for the task. More
12 October 2017. The Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) hosted its annual Joint Air and Space Power Conference, held in Essen, Germany, with a multinational team of distinguished speakers and panellists. The audience was formed of more than 300 people including 68 Flag Officers along with members of Academia, politicians and industries. There were 27 NATO and Partner nations represented. 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
Some Facts about the Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Based on a Memorandum of Understanding, the JAPCC is sponsored by 16 NATO nations who provide a variety of experienced Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from Air, Land and Maritime 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, since the JAPCC is not constrained by the need for full consensus or by political expediency, it can offer the best military advice across the spectrum of A&S Power to NATO HQs and national policy making bodies.
Our primary customers are NATO entities 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 pre-eminent 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.