Manned Air (Fixed Wing)

Over the last few years, various NATO and non-NATO nations incorporated 5th generation aircraft into their inventories, creating several challenges such as integration with 4th Generation fighters, training options and adversary support for these platforms. Furthermore, some nations have moved directly to 6th Generation systems which could potentially aggravate these challenges, with the inclusion of manned-unmanned teaming, Combat Clouds and Artificial Intelligence among others.

At the JAPCC, we look for future solutions to those challenges and contribute to the development of manned air capabilities.

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Subject Matter Expert

Lieutenant Colonel

Rafael Ichaso

Subject Matter Expert 
Manned Air (Fixed Wing)

LtColRafael Ichaso joined the Spanish Air ForceAcademy, San Javier, in 1993. He completed the Basic Pilot Training in 1997, and the Fighter Weapons course at the 23rd Wing in 1998. He flew the EF-18 in the 15th Fighter Wing, Zaragoza AFB in the 151 SQN from 1998 to 2007. In...


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