Air Operations Planning

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”.

Featured Publications

Possibilities and Limits of a C2 (R)Evolution

Military planners often focus on the development of individual capabilities without considering how they will work in concert with the rest of a nation’s forces or let alone allied forces. As with any fine symphony [...]

Excellence in Joint Air and Space Power

Director’s Reflection
The last three years presented a dynamic and challenging strategic environment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, its Allies and partners across the globe. Looking back to where we started this journey in 2019, we [...]

Transitioning NATO to an All-Domain Mindset

Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO) is a concept with the ambition of maximizing the effectiveness of all declared NATO forces through broadly focusing on two critical interoperability areas: obstacles between services and across the nations. The [...]

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Major

Mark Meeuwissen

Subject Matter Expert 
Air Operations Planning

Major Mark Meeuwissen graduated from the Royal Military Academy Brussels in 1988 with a Master in Military and Aeronautical Science. His carrier as pilot was performed on F-16 in the Fighter-Bomber role and on NATO AWACS up to pilot-evaluator. On both platforms, he participated multiple times in several operations: Operation...

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