Our annual Joint Air and Space Power Conference was held from 10 to 12 October 2023 and focused on “Enhancing Deterrence and Defence through Joint Air Power”.
The conference was opened by a welcome address from General James B. Hecker, Commander US Air Forces in Europe and Africa, Commander Allied Air Command, and Director Joint Air Power Competence Centre, followed by the introductory keynote speech of Admiral Rob Bauer, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.
The first panel discussed recent changes in our security environment, as well as how the credibility, capability, and availability of Joint Air and Space Power can contribute to Allies’ ability to deter and defend across all domains, services, and nations. The subsequent panel examined the challenges of enhancing readiness, availability, and resilience of Joint Air & Space Power to prepare and be ready for high-intensity, multi-domain operations.
Additionally, General Cavoli, SACEUR, made a very special contribution to the conference with his video message and thoughts on the “Importance of Airpower to the Alliance”.
The second conference day opened with a keynote address by General James H. Dickinson, Commander US Space Command. The third panel discussed the future development of Joint Air & Space Power capabilities for Collective Defence with a focus on tomorrow’s key technologies and industrial cooperation. The concluding panel offered a debate about the importance of logistics, industrial capacity to supply weapons, spare parts, and ammunition, as well as functioning supply chains across national borders in times of conflict.
We would like to thank our moderator, speakers, and panellists as well as the audience for their contributions to excellent and thought-provoking discussions about Enhancing Deterrence and Defence through Joint Air Power.
We look forward to next year’s Joint Air and Space Power Conference, which is planned for October/November 2024, again at the Congress Centre Essen, Germany.
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