Joint Air Power Competence Centre

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Our Vision

Be NATO’s catalyst for the improvement and transformation of Joint Air and Space Power; delivering effective solutions through independent thought and analysis.

Our Mission

As a team of multinational experts, we’re to provide key decision-makers effective solutions on Air and Space Power challenges, in order to safeguard NATO and the Nations’ interests.

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Freedom of Manoeuvre in Cyberspace

NATO defines manoeuvre as ‘Employment of forces on the battlefield through movement in combination with fire, or fire potential, to achieve a position of advantage in respect to the enemy to accomplish the mission’. But how does this definition apply to a nascent cyberspace domain? The objective of this paper is to help warfighters better understand cyberspace operations and explore what might constitute Freedom of Manoeuvre (FoM) in cyberspace. NATO has no doctrinal definitions for FoM in cyberspace. Therefore, this...

Annual Report 2022

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on 24th February and the ongoing crimes committed against that sovereign state and its population are the defining geopolitical event of 2022. While NATO’s focus was under debate in 2021, the issue has since crystallized. Member states have moved closer together with renewed vigour and focus. Finland and Sweden have applied to join NATO and national defence budgets are on the rise. The west debated the consequences of our possible reactions at every level. So,...

Joint Air and Space Power

Warfighting Domains​

Air Operations

Cyberspace Operations

Land Operations

Maritime Operations

Multi-Domain Operations

Space Support in Operations

Competencies

Our multinational team of subject matter experts from across all military services provides the Alliance with recognized expertise, experience, and in-depth knowledge committed to delivering effective solutions for the Alliance through independent thought and analysis.

Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2023

Enhancing Deterrence and Defence through Joint Air Power

At the NATO Summit in Madrid 2022, nations agreed to set a new baseline for NATO’s deterrence and defence posture to continue protecting NATO’s population and defending every inch of allied territory at all times.  The agreement included enhancing our nations’ defensive capabilities and significantly strengthening NATO’s posture to ensure Allies’ security and deterrence our adversaries for the long term.  This commitment is in line with NATO’s 360-degree approach to leverage the land, air, maritime, cyber, and space domains, against all threats and challenges.

Allies committed to deploying additional robust in-place combat-ready forces on NATO’s eastern flank, to be scaled up from the existing battlegroups to brigade-size units where and when required, underpinned by credible rapidly available reinforcements, prepositioned equipment, and enhanced command and control.

The Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2023 will explore how NATO should further proceed on its path to address the challenges and opportunities to achieve deterrence and defence through NATO Joint Air Power.  NATO Joint Air Power will have to be credible, capable and available across domains to face a multi-faceted, demanding environment to contribute to the Alliance and ensure it remains a credible organization for the defence of its members and their shared values of freedom and democracy.

We would be delighted to meet you in Essen and encourage you to pass the message about this year’s theme and topics to members of your organization that might particularly benefit from participating in our Conference. Early registrations are very much appreciated to support our planning.

Recent Publications

Freedom of Manoeuvre in Cyberspace

By Lt Col 
Eric 
Jodoin 
By Maj 
Fotios 
Kanellos 
NATO defines manoeuvre as ‘Employment of forces on the battlefield through movement in combination with fire, or fire potential, to achieve a position of advantage in respect to the enemy to accomplish the mission’. But [...]

Annual Report 2022

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on 24th February and the ongoing crimes committed against that sovereign state and its population are the defining geopolitical event of 2022. While NATO’s focus was under debate in 2021, [...]

Journal Edition 35

The quest for peace in Eastern Europe is still in progress. Through resourcefulness and grit, the Ukraine Armed Forces have fought Russia to a standstill and earned the admiration and support of the Western world. [...]

Publication Categories

The JAPCC’s mission is to provide advice and subject matter expertise for the transformation of Joint Air and Space Power; provide independent analysis and solutions to the Alliance of Nations, as well as future-oriented visions of Air and Space Power, all of which have to be realised in high-quality real-time professional output and targeted media. Our diverse online publication archives and academic material are professionally produced to communicate effectively and be recognised as a reliable and professional resource.

Professional Air and Space Power Publications Written by NATO’s Premier Subject Matter Experts

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Fast Facts

Based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the JAPCC is sponsored by 14 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 via the link below. 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

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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.

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Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Römerstrasse 140
47546 Kalkar
Germany

+49 (0) 2824 90 2201

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