Exercise Support

Based on a letter of Agreement with NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, the JAPCC has been developing scenarios and providing the related Opposing Force (OPFOR) Planning for the STEADFAST series of exercises. For nearly a decade, ACE has coordinated and led the OPFOR Air, Space and Cyberspace team. To provide comprehensive support, personnel of other staff has regularly augmented this team, under the leadership of the Support to Exercises SME. The JAPCC’s network of experts is crucial to continue this support to the JWC, as well as the support to HQ AIRCOM’s main exercise RAMSTEIN Ambition. Based on the availability of respective experts the JAPCC also provides support to other exercises.

Featured Publications

Meeting the Needs of Future Warfare

The JAPCC’s Experience as a Provider of an Opposing Forces (OPFOR) Element for NATO Exercises
In the first two decades following the end of the Cold War, NATO and its member states focused their training and exercises on the immediate needs of the new and diverse demands of crisis management [...]


The Largest International Military Exercise in Greece for NATO Allies and Partner Nations
‘I am delighted to be back in Andravida and very proud that we have the U.S. Air Force again participating so significantly in Iniochos ’18. This has become an important multinational exercise with broad participation [...]

Air Transport Training, Exercises and Interoperability

‘If I had a wish list, it would be more ISR capability, more airlift or more rapid global mobility, particularly with respect to air-to-air refuelling. I encourage things that will give us better interoperability among [...]

Subject Matter Expert

Lieutenant Colonel

Marco Sampimon

Subject Matter Expert 
Analysis and Lessons Learned, Exercise Support

Lieutenant Colonel Marco Sampimon is the primary point of contact within the JAPCC for Exercises and Lessons Learned. He is also JAPCC’s permanent liaison to NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger. As JAPCC’s Exercise coordinator, he is actively involved with the development and scripting of NATO exercises as Ramstein Ambition...


Contact Us

Contact Information

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Römerstrasse 140
47546 Kalkar

+49 (0) 2824 90 2201

Download Request for Support

Please leave us a message