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.