Proceedings 2016

The 2016 Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) Conference was held between 4th and 6th October in Essen, Germany. It considered whether NATO’s employment of airpower over the past two decades in operations where environmental conditions have been neither contested nor congested had resulted in a reduced level of preparedness – both doctrinally and in terms of training – for alliance air power to be utilised optimally in a degraded environment.

Space Tribes

Space Tribes Differentiating Space Operators in a Crowded Space Community By Lieutenant Colonel Henry Heren, US Space Force, JAPCC ‘Where you stand depends on where you sit.’1 Introduction ‘We have declared space an operational domain for NATO, recognising its importance in keeping us safe and tackling security challenges, while upholding international law,’2 announced the North Atlantic…

Journal 32

I am excited to present to you Issue 32 of the JAPCC Journal of Air and Space Power, which starts with an article by our Executive Director, Lieutenant General Klaus Habersetzer. In his final Journal contribution as the Executive Director, he highlights a number of important dynamic challenges in response to which NATO needs to adapt both its operational capabilities and decision-making processes.

Annual Report 2020

Throughout 2020, the JAPCC offered expertise in the development of the NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept, working closely with our partners across ACT and ACO. NATO intends to build on this Capstone Concept as the strategic vision for the next twenty years, and the JAPCC was honored to be part of its production.

NATO Space

NATO Space Recognition versus Current Reality By Lieutenant Colonel Henry Heren, US Space Force, JAPCC ‘People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth.’1 Introduction On 4 December 2019, the North Atlantic Council announced in London: ‘We have declared space an operational domain…

Distance No Longer Equals Protection

Distance No Longer Equals Protection Development and Testing of Authorities and Planning Concepts for Hypersonic Strike Weapons By Mr F. Patrick ‘Spam’ Filbert, US, Joint Hypersonic Strike, Planning, Execution, Command and Control Joint Test ‘The military services are ramping up spending on hypersonic weapons and defense capabilities, from rocket-based glide systems to air-breathing weapons to…

Crossroads of Technologies and Authorities

Crossroads of Technologies and Authorities By Lieutenant Colonel Henry Heren, US Space Force, JAPCC ‘… with great power there must also come – great responsibility!’1 Introduction The United States (US) Military, particularly its Air Force and Army, are pursuing technical capabilities to facilitate Command and Control (C2) in multiple domains and/or across all domains … a…

Surface to Exosphere – The Joint Air Power Competence Centre’s Impact on Transformation 2005-2020

Having access to the best technology is one thing but NATO’s real edge resides in the capability of its people. The ability to prevail in future conflict will be determined by the intellectual component – the ability to out-think any adversary will be decisive. The ‘home’ of the Intellectual Component for NATO Air and Space Power is the JAPCC – NATO’s dedicated Air and Space Warfare Centre.