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
By Lt Col 
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
By Col 
‘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

By Lt Col 
By Maj 
By Lt Col 
By Maj 
By Maj 
‘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

Jhon van den Hudding

Subject Matter Expert 
Analysis and Lessons Learned, Exercise Support

Lt Col van den Hudding joined the Royal Netherlands Armed Force in Nov 1998. After graduation he was stationed at the Dutch CRC, callsign “Bandbox” where he served in different positions. In 2010 he was posted at the NAEW&C Component in Geilenkirchen Germany, where he became instructor and evaluator. In...


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