Events

We are committed to enhancing NATO Joint Air and Space Power by promoting networking and collaboration among key decision-makers and subject matter experts. To achieve this, we host a range of events, including conferences, working groups, and expert meetings. Our three major annual events are the Joint Air Power Conference, the Think Tank Forum, and the Joint Air and Space Power Network Meeting.

Our events serve as a platform for Air and Space Power entities and actors to convene, discuss shared concerns, exchange insights, and explore opportunities for collaboration in developing effective solutions to real-world problems. Our ultimate goal is to foster a culture of innovation and knowledge-sharing that will enhance NATO Joint Air and Space Power capability, making it even stronger and more effective.

Event Schedule

AVT 359 Hypersonic Operational Threats Follow on Study

Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany

Think Tank Forum

Allied Air Command, Ramstein, Germany

Workshop für hypersonische Flugkörperabwehr

Fraunhofer Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik, Wachtberg, Germany

Steering Committee and
Senior Resource Committee Meetings

Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany

Joint Air and Space Power Conference

Congress Centre Essen, Germany

Joint Air and Space Power Network Meeting

Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany

The Think Tank Forum

The JAPCC organizes the Think Tank Forum since 2014, and evolved over the past years to become an effective venue that brings together national HQs, Air and Space Power related academic institutions, and Air Warfare Centres to share perspectives and engage in discussions on current and emerging Air and Space topics. Furthermore, sharing insights and identifying areas of common interest have proven to be a practical mechanism that allows us to avoid duplication of effort and provides the essential dynamic to keep transforming in order to be prepared for future challenges.

The main objectives of the Think Tank Forum are to:

  • Share information regarding the transformation of Joint Air and Space Power, as well as developments within the Air and Space domains.
  • Share insights and discuss our organizations’ agendas and programmes of work, with a focus on the main topics and developments that influence those.
  • Identify, discuss, and develop potential areas of cooperation and prevent duplication of effort.
  • Develop better synergies and strengthen relationships within the Air and Space Power community.
  • Promote JAPCC’s overall activity with emphasis on the areas with potential for cooperation and collaboration.

In 2022, the TTF was organized as a two-day virtual conference, with participation from the German Air Force Command, the Hellenic Air Force Command, the Hungarian Faculty of Military Science, the Italian Air Force Staff, the Dutch Air and Space Warfare Centre, the Danish Royal Defence College, the Turkish Air Force Headquarters, the British Air and Space Warfare Centre, the Czech University of Defence, and the United States Air Force’s Curtis E. LeMay Center. The positive trend of increasing national defence budgets provided the basis to discuss topics like state-of-the-art technologies, capabilities development and procurements, effective employment of national Air and Space forces, as well as structures and processes that support interoperability across multiple domains. Together, we identified areas of common interest and potential collaboration to contribute collectively to both national and NATO forces’ transformation.

It is recognized that the benefit of any meeting is the networking opportunities and the chance to make new personal contacts or strengthen old ones. The opportunities to interact with others are of utmost importance.

Forums like the TTF effectively foster cooperation and collaboration that will enhance our common deterrence and defence.

This year’s event will be organized in person at the Allied Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, on 13 & 14 March 2024.

The JAPCC is welcoming any national entity with a role, interest, or working agenda in the Air and Space domains. In this regard, if your unit or organization considers TTF relevant to your activities please contact us and we will send you the necessary joining information.

Steering Committee and Senior Resource Committee Meetings

The Steering Committee (SC) meeting is intended to inform sponsoring nation air chiefs or their designated flag officer representatives of the JAPCC programme of work, the Director’s priorities, the state of the Centre and then allow the Committee to provide broad strategic guidance to shape the future programme of work. Additionally, this meeting will provide a progress update on action items from last year’s Committee discussions.

The Senior Resource Committee (SRC) meeting is intended to ensure JAPCC activities are matched with a prudent allocation of resources. The chairman will lead delegates through a review of the 2023 SRC action items, the previous day’s SC meeting decisions, and the normal budget review, including previous year’s summary, current year execution, fiscal year 2025 request and the mid-term financial plan. 

Please note that this meeting is by invitation only.

Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2024

Challenges and Opportunities for Air and Space Power in an Evolving Security Environment

The Joint Air and Space Power Network Meeting

Since 2014, the Joint Air and Space Power Network (JASPN) Meeting has been a venue to share ideas and perspectives, identify areas of common interest, and, thus, achieve efficient approaches and avoid unnecessary duplications with the aim to collectively contribute to solutions for imminent and future Air and Space Power challenges.

Similar to the Think Tank Forum, which is dedicated to national entities and organizations, the JASPN Meeting helps to develop better synergies within the Air and Space Power community by bringing together NATO, EU, and other European international organizations.

The main objectives of the JASPN Meeting are to:

  • Share information regarding the transformation of Joint Air and Space Power, as well as developments within the Air and Space domains.
  • Share insights and discuss our organizations’ agendas and programmes of work, with a focus on the main projects and activities.
  • Identify, discuss, and develop potential areas of cooperation and prevent duplication of effort.
  • Develop better synergies and strengthen relationships within the Air and Space Power community.
  • Promote JAPCC’s overall activity with emphasis on the areas with potential for cooperation and collaboration.

In 2022, on the 23 November, the JASPN Meeting welcomed representatives from the NATO HQ, HQ Allied Air Command, European Union Military Staff, Movement Coordination Centre Europe, European Air Transport Command, European Defence Agency, European Air Group, Competence Centre for Surface-Based Air and Missile Defence, Command and Control Centre of Excellence, Air Operations Centre of Excellence, and FR Air Force. The main topics of discussion focused on: Multi-Domain Operations and Command and Control, Cyberspace Integration, Logistic Support to Air Operations (AAR, AT), Countering UAS, Red Forces Delivery, Emerging Technologies (Hypersonics and AI), IAMD, Joint ISR, Education & Training, Force Protection, Alliance Future Surveillance and Control, and Resilient Basing.

It is recognized that the benefit of any meeting is the networking opportunities and the chance to make new personal contacts or strengthen old ones. The opportunities to interact with others are of utmost importance.

This year’s event will be organized in person in Kalkar, at the JAPCC, from 14-15 November 2023.

The JAPCC is welcoming any NATO, EU, or international entity with a role, interest, or working agenda in the Air and Space domains. In this regard, if your unit or organization considers JASPN relevant to your activities please contact us and we will send you the necessary joining information.

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Hypersonic Interceptor Capability Workshop

The Hypersonic Interceptor Capability Workshop will meet in person at the Join Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), Kalkar, Germany on 18 December 2023. 

AVT 359 Hypersonic Operational Threats Follow on Study

The AVT-359 study group will meet in person at the Join Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), Kalkar, Germany from 6-7 February 2024. The aim is to work on the current chapters of phase 2, harmonize their content, and to identify topics for a potential follow-on study. 

German Workshop für hypersonische Flugkörperabwehr

In Folge des letzten Workshops in 2022 zu „Sensorik für hypersonische Flugkürperabwehr“ wird für den Themenkomplex Sensorik/Effektorik vom 10.-11.04.2024 ein zweitägiger Workshop geplant mit dem Ziel, Experten der Bundeswehr, der Industrie und Forschung zusammenzubringen, um den nationalen Fokus für Hyperschallbedrohungen zu schärfen - und vor allem, um einen Fahrplan für nationale Fähigkeiten zur hypersonischen Flugkörperabwehr zu ermöglichen. Der Workshop wird im Fraunhofer Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR in Wachtberg stattfinden. Weitere Detals stehen in der Einladung.

Air-to-Air Refueling Workshop

The Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) Workshop will be held 20-21 November 2023 at the Edelweiss Lodge Conference Center in Garmisch, Germany.

The AAR Workshop is open to all Allies, the Invitee, and NATO Military Authorities. All Allies who are targeted with an AAR capability in the NATO Defence Planning Process or who have aerial refuelling capable aircraft are kindly requested to send their subject matter experts to this workshop. Additionally, operational experts from within the NATO Command Structure are invited to attend as well.

Air Transport Working Group (ATWG)

This is a combined meeting of the Air Transport Working Group (ATWG), Joint Airdrop Capability Syndicate (JACS), and the Special Operations Syndicate (SOpS). To be held at the Edelweiss Lodge Conference Center in Garmisch, Germany on 9-11 January 2024. The meeting is open to all Allies, Partner Nations, the Invitee, and NATO Military Authorities (NMAs). Additionally, operational experts from industry and within the NATO Command Structure are invited to attend as well.

Joint Air and Space Power Network Meeting

Since 2014, the Joint Air and Space Power Network (JASPN) Meeting has been a venue to share ideas and perspectives, identify areas of common interest, and, thus, achieve efficient approaches and avoid unnecessary duplications with the aim to collectively contribute to solutions for imminent and future Air and Space Power challenges.

This year’s event will be organized in person in Kalkar, at the JAPCC, from 14-15 November 2023.

JAPCC Steering Committee / Senior Resource Committee (SC/SRC) Meetings

The SC meeting is intended to inform Sponsoring Nation Air Chiefs or their designated Flag/General Officer representatives of the JAPCC program of work (PoW), the Director’s priorities, the state of the Centre and then allow the Committee to provide broad strategic guidance to shape the future PoW. Additionally, this meeting will provide you with a progress update on action items from last year’s SC discussions.

The SRC meeting is intended to ensure JAPCC activities are matched with a prudent allocation of resources. The Chairman will lead delegates through a review of the 2023 SRC action items, the previous day’s SC meeting decisions, and the normal budget review, including previous year's summary, current year execution, FY 2025 request and the mid-term financial plan. SRC representatives are invited to attend the Ice-Breaker and SC meeting if able.

Please note that this meeting is by invitation only.

Joint Air and Space Power Think Tank Forum (TTF)

The annual “Joint Air and Space Power Think Tank Forum (TTF)” is a venue that brings together national HQs/staff, Air and Space Power related academic institutions, and Air Warfare Centres to share perspectives and engage in prominent discussions on current and emerging Air and Space topics. Furthermore, sharing insights and identifying areas of common interests have proven to be a practical mechanism that allows us to avoid duplication of effort and keeps the essential dynamics to keep transforming in order to be prepared for future challenges. The main objective of the Think Tank Forum is to:

  • identify areas of common challenges for Joint Air and Space Power and gain awareness of key areas of effort;
  • share insights and discuss our organizations' agendas/programmes of work (projects and activities);
  • review and consider potential areas of cooperation and avoid duplication of effort;
  • establish possible objectives for follow-on interaction;
  • share information between NATO nations.

Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2023

Enhancing Deterrence and Defence through Joint Air Power

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