Estonian International Centre for Defence and Security visits JAPCC
Kalkar, Germany, 18 January 2018. The Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined NATO in 2004. Their proximity to Russia and the ability of Russian air and missile systems to threaten the entirety of these nations’ territory and airspace presents significant challenges for military planners and for NATO. The International Centre for Defence and Security in Estonia is conducting a study into “Integrated Air Defence options for the Baltic States”. One of the team leads for this study, Air Marshall Harper, visited the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) with members of his team on January 18th to tap into JAPCC’s unique subject matter expertise in NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence arena. The successful meeting was a combination out of a fruitful discussion, mutual information exchange and a critical analysis of this key region within NATO.