This is an important phase before and during any operation or exercise. Since NATO is evolving from JOINT Operations to MDO, more planning, coordination, and standardization are necessary to improve the cost-efficiency of any effort.
The SME for Operational Air Planning/ Education & Training supports education and training and promotes the evolution of the respective NATO doctrine. New technologies that improve the quality of Air C2, like AI, are explored. The JFAC and its sponsored exercises are venues to explore options where AI could improve the conduct of operations. Since ACCS, crucial to all operations and exercises, is planned to be replaced by another C2 system, this SME is involved in the “Air C2 Analysis of Alternatives”.