Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2023

Panel 1

NATO Joint Air & Space Power to enhance deterrence & defence

As Russia’s invasion and the current stalemate in Ukraine remind us, Air Superiority is an essential catalyst to victory. Meanwhile, our adversaries capabilities to engaging us faster and from a greater distance, reducing the alert time and decision space to defend our territory. How must we adapt? The first panel will discuss recent changes in our security environment, as well as how the credibility, capability, and availability of Joint Air and Space Power can contribute to Allied deterrence and defence across all domains, services, and nations.

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Transparent Stakeholder and Multinational Collaboration

The European defence system is finally evolving, accelerated by the growing need for effective, efficient, and sustainable air and space capabilities. At the same time, in light of the war against Ukraine, various shortcomings in Europe’s defence, industrial and technological capabilities have suddenly become tangible. Simultaneously, a geopolitical power shift is happening that has the US increasingly focused on China as the ‘pacing threat’ and system rival and are expecting Europe to pull their weight by contributing to their own...

Defining the ‘Domain’ in Multi-Domain

Courtesy of Over the Horizon – Multi-Domain Operations & Strategy Multi-Domain’ is the word du jour of the defence enterprise. While there are plenty of philosophical discussions on the future of warfare, the important dialogue regarding the definition of domains have been largely untouched. There are a lot of smart people trying to wrap their heads around what this means for the employment of forces, but much of this churn is currently wasted, as the defence community does not have...

Multi-Domain Operations

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Accelerating Multi-­Domain Operations: Evolution of an Idea

Courtesy of Modern War Institute at West Point Multi-Domain Battle has a clear origin. Stemming from the idea that disruptive technologies will change the character of warfare, it recognizes that the way armies will fight and win wars will also change. It also reflects the desire to replicate the success of Air Land Battle, which is arguably the most significant case of developing a concept and then materializing capabilities across the DOTMLPF spectrum (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership Education, Personnel,...

The Complexity of Multi-Domain Operations

Courtesy of National Defense, NDIA’s Business & Technology Magazine For the US military to maintain its status as the greatest fighting force in the world, it must continue to learn and understand the Multi-Domain battlespace and significantly improve its operations across the entire range of military activity. It is widely believed that the US military is exceptional and by far the best in the world, but adversaries are catching up. The key to maintaining its advantage and deterring or defeating...

Is Fluidity the Key to Effective Multi-Domain Operations?

Many will have heard the phrase ‘Flexibility is the Key to Air Power’. Some will have heard the corollary that ‘flexibility’ is too rigid a concept and that it is actually ‘fluidity’ that is required; this is my starting point – Fluidity is the key to Multi-Domain Operations. Those reading this will likely be familiar with the concept of domains (e. g. Maritime, Land and Air). Over the years we have developed our thinking on the concept of domains to...

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Lieutenant General

Aurelio Colagrande

Italian Air Force
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force
Lieutenant General Aurelio Colagrande graduated as military pilot in 1986 at the European NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training in Sheppard AFB – TX, USA. As of 12 January 2022, Lieutenant General Colagrande is the Italian Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff.
Lieutenant General

Kai Rohrschneider

German Army
Director-General for Forces Policy of the German MoD
Lieutenant General Kai Rohrschneider currently serves as Director-General for Forces Policy in the German Federal Ministry of Defence. His principal responsibility is ensuring the readiness of the Bundeswehr and providing ready forces for deterrence, defence and crisis management.

Armin Schwarz

Member of the German Parliament and Defence Committee
Armin Schwarz was born on June 3, 1968 in Bad Arolsen. After high school graduation in 1987 and completion of military service, he embarked on studies in English, Social Studies (Politics/Economics), and Education at Marburg and Wolverhampton (UK) in 1988.
Lieutenant General

Andre Steur

Royal Netherlands Air Force
Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Lieutenant General André Steur started his military career in 1988 at the Royal Military Academy in Breda. On 14 April 2023, Steur was promoted to Lieutenant General and assumed the position of Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
Brigadier General

Tron Strand

Royal Norwegian Air Force
Commander of the Royal Norwegian Air Operations Centre
Brig Gen Strand commands all national and subordinate air assets, air wings, and air force forces on behalf of the Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), overseeing military air operations in Norway and acting as the RNoAF’s primary operational advisor.
Major General

Jonas Wikman

Swedish Air Force
Commander of the Swedish Air Force
Jonas Wikman is a 1993 graduate from the Air Force Flying Training School and started his career as a light attack pilot and flight instructor before transition-ing to J 35 Draken and later to the JAS 39 Gripen. Major General Wikman was appointed Commander of the Swedish Air Force in December 2022.


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