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.

Featured Publications

The Finnish Air Force

Ensuring Readiness and Leveraging High-End Air Capabilities while Integrating with NATO
By Maj Gen 
‘Today and in the future, the FINAF has a crucial role in constituting the backbone of security in the challenging Northern Eastern operational environment.’ The Finnish Air Force (FINAF) is recognized for its rich history, [...]

Fifth-Generation Intelligence Considerations

Cannot Be Afterthoughts
By Maj 
To unleash the full reconnaissance capabilities of fifth (and future) generation platforms, we need to prioritize and enable their potential for Non-Traditional Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (NTISR), wherein non-ISR (albeit ISR-capable) platforms are tasked with [...]

Russian Air Force’s Performance in Ukraine

Air Operations: The Fall of a Myth
By Lt Col 
On 24 February 2022, the world witnessed outrage over Russian missiles attacking multiple targets in Ukraine, waves of helicopters at very low altitudes in what appeared to be aerial assaults on various airports, and reports [...]


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