Kalkar, 08-09 November 2016. The third annual “Joint Air and Space Power Meeting” was conducted at the JAPCC in Kalkar, Germany 8-9 November 2016. Participation in the meeting included senior representatives of the following organizations: NATO HQ, Headquarters Allied Air Command (AIRCOM), the European Defence Agency (EDA), the European Air Group (EAG), European Air Transport Command (EATC), and the Competence Centre for Surface-Based Air and Missile Defence (CC SBAMD). The main objective of the forum is to develop better synergies throughout the Air & Space Power community through information sharing, collaboration on projects and continually seeking out potential areas for cooperation. Objectives of the JAPSN include improving overall awareness of each organization’s Focus Areas, informing the greater air power community about current programmes of work and ongoing projects, as well as establishing objectives for follow-on collaboration.
During the meeting, participants provided a synopsis of their current projects and discussed potential areas of cooperation in order to both resolve capability gaps and prevent duplication of effort. The JASPN’s forum was very beneficial, identifying areas for mutual cooperation and outlining ways for more efficient coordination of the various institutions’ projects. The chairman, JAPCC Assistant Director – Air Cdre Madelein Spit, encouraged continuous cooperation and engagement, and encouraged all attendees to leverage the collaborative forum specifically prepared for this community on the JAPCC sharepoint site.
If you would like more information about joining the community, accessing the sharepoint collaboration site and/or attending the annual JASPN meeting, please contact: ace[at]japcc[dot]org.