Where are the Carriers?

‘Where are the Carriers?’ Affirming and Preserving NATO Air Power from the Sea By Lieutenant Commander Natale Pizzimenti, ITA N, JAPCC ‘Where are the carriers?’ This same question sprang to Tom Clancy’s mind back when he introduced his book ‘Carrier’ in 1998. The author borrowed that question from many previous US Presidents as they asked…

Europe’s Strategic Airlift Gap

Europe’s Strategic Airlift Gap Quantifying the Capability Gap and Measuring Solutions By Major Lee Hages, USA AF, Chief Core Joint Forces Air Component Exercise Branch, ­Allied Air Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany Introduction The identity, mission, and requirements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have been evolving since the end of the Cold War.…

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft!

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft! A Paradigm Shift for Theatre and Tactical Level Logistics in Asymmetric Conflicts? By Lieutenant Colonel Erik van de Ven, NLD AF, JAPCC Introduction A decade ago unmanned aircraft were a virtually ­unknown phenomenon. Today, thousands are in use worldwide and the use for military and civil applications is growing very fast. One…

The $50.00 Cognitive Swiss Army Knife

The $50.00 Cognitive Swiss Army Knife Manual Simulation Systems – Versatility Trumps All By Colonel Uwe L. Heilmann, DEU Air Force, JAPCC If asked: ‘Are there temporal similarities between simu­lation systems and aerial photographs?’ Most people would answer: ‘Yes. They were both achievements of the 20th century.’ They couldn’t be more wrong. On 13 October…

Future Considerations of BMC2

Future Considerations of BMC2 BMC2 Must Be Both Horizontally and Vertically Integrated to Maximize Information Exchange and Fusion By Lieutenant Colonel Joshua W. Conine, USA AF, NAEW&C Force Command Air Power Principles Air Power is dependent on its ability to utilize speed, range, flexibility, precision, tempo and lethality in ­order to achieve successful effects at…

Capacity Language Building in NATO

Capacity Language Building in NATO Language Skill as a Crucial Tool for Interoperability at All Levels By Michael Adubato and Marios P. Efthymiopoulos (Ph.D.) Introduction The purpose of this article is to present a recent survey of the necessity of language skills. The primary investigation shows the current capabilities and proposes issues for consideration. As…