The Future Role of Artificial Intelligence

The Future Role of Artificial Intelligence Military Opportunities and Challenges By Andy J. Fawkes, Consultant Thinke Company Ltd By Lieutenant Colonel Martin Menzel, DEU A, JAPCC Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) today is one of the hottest buzzwords in business and industry, and it has military applications, too. In fact, industry has developed AI as a…

Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Systems

Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Snapshot and Support for Maritime Operations By Lorenzo Fiori, Strategy and New Initiatives, Leonardo Company Helicopter Division Introduction Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) are proliferating across the spectrum of military and civilian fields. NATO has recognized the importance of these systems, and is transforming to take advantage of them. Various…

Light-Attack Aircraft

Light-Attack Aircraft Required Gap Filler or Futile Relic? By Major Daniel Wagner, DEU AF, JAPCC Introduction The projection of Air Power today is clearly focused on the operation and advancement of 5th generation fighter aircraft, such as the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, and on the continuous development of Unmanned Combat Aircraft Systems (UCAS),…

100 Years of the Royal Air Force

100 Years of the Royal Air Force And its Influence on Air Power Development By Lieutenant Colonel Ed Wijninga, NLD AF, JAPCC Introduction The Royal Air Force (RAF) was founded on 1 April 1918 during the final year of the First World War. Prior to this, however, a number of British Generals advocated the need…

Electronic Warfare – The Forgotten Discipline

Electronic Warfare – The Forgotten Discipline Why is the Refocus on this Traditional Warfare Area Key for Modern Conflict? By Commander Malte von Spreckelsen, DEU N, NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff Introduction If people talk about a modern conflict, most agree that such a conflict will be fought in all dimensions possible. The North…

Challenges of Future SEAD Operations

Challenges of Future SEAD Operations An Insight into SEAD in 20 Years By Colonel Joseph Speed, USA AF, JAPCC By Lieutenant Colonel Panagiotis Stathopoulos, GRC AF, JAPCC Fight for Control of the Skies The advent of balloons in 1783, and their military employment during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871),1 highlighted…

Aerial Tanking in 2035

Aerial Tanking in 2035 A Conceptual Look at Passing Gas By Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Markie, Jr., USA AF, JAPCC ‘In-flight refuelling converts the tactical fighter into a strategic, long-range participant.’ Anthony Mason, Royal Air Force Air Vice Marshal1 Predicting the future is a tenuous endeavour at best, as there are simply too many variables to…

Will the Aircraft Carrier Survive?

Will the Aircraft Carrier Survive? Future Air Threats to the Carrier (and How to Defend It) By Commander Daniel Cochran, USA N, JAPCC Introduction Since the First World War, the importance of sea-based aviation has evolved, including the increasingly diverse mission sets aircraft carriers provide. Expert opinions on the future effectiveness of air power from…

Responsive Launch of ISR Satellites

Responsive Launch of ISR Satellites A Key Element of Space Resilience? By Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen, DEU A, JAPCC Introduction NATO operations rely on Space Support provided by satellites, such as Satellite Communications (SatCom), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), as a critical mission enabler. The services of ISR systems,…