Flyers are topic-based, reflecting JAPCC themes communicated in a variety of fora. These can be two-pagers or in brochure form to inform a broader audience on the main projects and activities and provide updated mission bullets on a regular basis from the JAPCC. All of our flyers can be downloaded from this page.


All-Domain Operations in a Combined Environment

Joint All Domain Operations (JADO) is an evolution of the concept of Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). JADO incorporates the massive potential of a truly integrated force (the focus of MDO) and updates the concept by incorporating [...]

Surface to Exosphere

The Joint Air Power Competence Centre’s Impact on Transformation 2005-2020
‘NATO Centres of Excellence’s subject matter expertise and support to NATO and Nations is indispensable.’ ACT JFD/CPD Brief in Lisbon 14 May 2019, Multinational Solutions Synchronization Conference. This Flyer follows-on from the brief taster on [...]

Space: NATO’s Newest Operational Domain

By Lt Col 
By Lt Col 
By Lt Col 
Vasen DipEng, MSc 
The Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) is currently officially recognized as the COE ‘for the facilitation of Joint Air Power transformation within NATO’s overall transformation efforts’. The original Concept for the JAPCC, submitted by [...]

A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems

And Why Current Initiatives Fall Short
By Lt Col 
Over the last decades, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have been fielded in every military service, ranging from handheld micro-UAS to medium-sized tactical systems to fully grown and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). At the same time, [...]

NATO Space ‘Operations Iceberg’

Looming Danger of a Non-holistic Approach
By Lt Col 
Currently, NATO lacks a common understanding or consistent use of the term ‘NATO Space Operations’. Today, discussions about NATO Space Operations are commonly reduced to purely focusing on the Space segment (e.g. Command and Control [...]

Machines Do Not Think!

The Contradiction with Autonomous Systems
By Lt Col 
“In three years, Cyberdyne will become the largest supplier of military computer systems. All stealth bombers are ­upgraded with Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational ­record. The Skynet Funding [...]

Leadership Cannot Really Be Taught. It Can Only Be Learned.

By Col 
If the late president of the International Telephone and ­Telegraph Corporation was correct why are there Education & Training (E&T) programs, seminars, etc. with the topic of ­leadership? The JAPCC project ‘Command & Control (C2) / Leadership [...]

Fires are a Joint Business

By Cdr 
Ten years have passed since Operation Anaconda took place, a direct combat operation in the Afghanistan theatre involving a large number of U.S. and coalition forces working with allied Afghan military units with the goal [...]

Well Worth Doing: NATO's Space Integrated Project Team

By Maj 
Much has been written about the tremendous and often ­unrecognised impact of space-based capabilities on modern society and military operations. I won’t belabour the point; NATO depends greatly on space capabilities to achieve its poli­tical [...]

Schriever Wargame 2012 International

Seizing an Unprecedented Opportunity
By Maj 
A task force of nine NATO nations and Australia (BLUE) battled a combination of terrorists, pirates and affiliated third parties (RED) during the world’s premier space and cyberspace wargame conducted by U.S. Air Force Space [...]

Multinational Logistics

A Missed Opportunity?
By Maj 
K. Jason 
By Lt Col 
Logistics is of vital importance to any military operation. Without it, operations cannot be carried out or sustained. Most oper­ations start at home base and use a combination of strategic, operational and tactical movement to [...]

Enhancing NATO’s Space Capabilities … an “Educational Blueprint”

By Lt Col 
Since the JAPCC’s creation in January 2005 an extensive effort has been made to underline the role of Space and its link to Air Power in our contemporary world. On March 23rd and 24th 2011, [...]

NATO Air and Space Power in Counter-IED Operations

Publication of JAPCC Primer
By Gp Capt 
In recent years, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have increasingly become a feature of modern conflict, their ease of production using locally-available materials and deployment via support networks providing adversaries, unable to compete on conventional terms, [...]

UAS Integration into the European National Air Space System

A Status Report
By Col 
Jay R. 
To what extent is debatable, but the fact that Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) will play a major role in the future is undisputed. As the roles, missions, and number of these systems expand, their integration [...]

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