C4ISR

Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance – C4ISR are key enablers for Air Power and its integration with the other domains. This combination of information-driven C2 encompasses all air activities and provides seamless integration of information across all domains to gain a shared understanding of the operational environment in support of decision-making while securing the network from attack or compromise. C4ISR’s relevance and criticality are only increasing as NATO embraces the concept of Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) to deliver Air Power integrated and synchronized with the other military and non-military instruments of power. To that end, C4ISR Branch embraces a large diversity of competencies thanks to a multinational team of SMEs constantly supporting NATO’s future force and capability development.

Branch Head

Colonel
 Maurizio
 De Angelis
Joint Air Power Competence Centre

Colonel Maurizio De Angelis currently serves as C4 ISR Branch Head at the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) in Kalkar, Germany. He joined the Italian Air Force Academy in 1990 and obtained a degree in Aeronautical Sciences from Federico II University of Naples.

He graduated as a Military Pilot in the U.S and was assigned to the 18th Fighter Squadron at the 37th Fighter Wing – Trapani Birgi (Italy) flying F104-ASA-M and F 16 A. He is a Specialised Air Defence Operational Tactics Instructor on both F-104 and F-16 with more than 2500 flying hours.

He has participated in many NATO operations and covered positions as SQ, Operations Director, Fighter Squadron Commander, Wing Flight Safety Chief and Wing Operation Chief. He also served at the Italian Air Staff 3rd Division “General Planning and Transformation”, then at the US Joint Staff – J7 “Joint Force Development” Directorate in Suffolk, Virginia (USA) and as Italian Air Warfare Centre Director in Poggio Renatico AFB (Italy).

Most recently, Colonel De Angelis has completed his assignment as R.S.S.T.A / A.W.T.I. (Air Weapons Training Installation) Commander to Decimomannu AFB (Italy).

Information provided is current as of February 2022

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