Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2022 Concluded

Our annual Joint Air and Space Power Conference was held from 11 to 13 October 2022 and focused on “Enhancing NATO Air and Space Power in an Age of Global Competition”.

Following the introductory keynote speech by General Christian Badia, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation the first panel discussed the challenges and threats in the competitive environment and the implications for NATO and single nations’ security.

The subsequent panel examined the consequences for deterrence and defence, the challenges to fulfilling the demands for technically advanced systems, interoperability and technical standards from the military. The third panel added the industry perspective as well as new approaches to multinational defence planning, common-funded solutions, and incentives to reinforce industrial cooperation.

The second conference day opened with a special address by General James B. Hecker, Commander US Air Forces in Europe and US Air Forces Africa, Commander Allied Air Command, and Director Joint Air Power Competence Centre. The concluding panel offered a debate about ensuring forces and capabilities are postured, ready, and connected to provide effective defence of allied territory and interests.

We would like to thank our moderator, speakers, and panellists as well as the audience for their contributions to an excellent and thought-provoking discussion about Enhancing NATO Air & Space Power in an Age of Global Competition.

We are looking forward to next year’s Joint Air and Space Power Conference, which is planned for 10-12 October 2023, again at the Congress Centre Essen, Germany.

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