NATO’s dependence on Space systems implies the need to ensure that resources and capabilities are available during all operational phases. The lack of Space capabilities and products could hamper the success of NATO operations. This assessment has led NATO to recognize Space as a separate Operational Domain in 2019.

Since its establishment in 2005, the JAPCC has included space in its portfolio of tasks and has intensively supported and promoted the evolving developments in recent years.

In cooperation with the NATO Space Centre of Excellence, which is in the process of being established in Toulouse France, the JAPCC will continue to implement the Space Domain within NATO, specifically in the Air Domain. The JAPCC Space SMEs provide support in all functional areas of Space (PNT, ISR, METOC, SSA, SATCOM, SEW and Space Security) to offer multinational expertise to key decision-makers for effective solutions on Space Power challenges, in order to safeguard the Alliance.

Featured Publications

Achieving Sustainable Air and Space Readiness in the Light of the Ukrainian War

Imperatives from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – ‘The New Normal Readiness’
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In the dynamic and ever-evolving strategic landscape, NATO continually adjusts its Military Instrument of Power via the ‘Concept for Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area’, and the ‘NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept’. As a military [...]

The Impact of Commercial Space in Times of Conflict

From a Fortuitous Boost to a Potential Solution
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In today’s connected world, communication and information offered by and through Space capabilities impact people’s everyday lives. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has highlighted what may happen if existing networks are denied. The harsh [...]

Quantum Technology for Defence

What to Expect for the Air and Space Domains
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Quantum Technology (QT) has its foundation in quantum mechanics, a discipline more than one hundred years old. The first applications of quantum mechanics, known as Quantum Revolution 1.0, include nuclear fission, lasers, semiconductors, etc., where [...]

Subject Matter Experts


Arda Ayan

Subject Matter Expert 

Major Arda Ayan graduated from the Turkish Air Force Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and was stationed as a SHORAD (Short Range Air Defence) officer at the 6th Main Jet Base Anti-Aircraft Battalion Command. Following his Master’s degree in Space Sciences, in 2014, he was...


Brian Ladd

Subject Matter Expert 

Major Brian Ladd graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and received his commission by AFROTC. His first tour was at the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs, CO, where he was a Satellite Operator of the MILSTAR communications...


Lucas Stensberg

Subject Matter Expert 
Cyberspace Operations, Space

Capt. Stensberg leads space/cyber integrations as a cyber and space SME in the JAPCC’s C4ISR+Space branch, furthering the Alliance’s understanding of the two domains via publishing, exercises, wargaming, conferences, and working groups. Before this role, he served in a talent management role overseeing Space Force assignments, and prior to that...


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