[C-UAS] Cloud-based Command and Control for Security and Drone Defence Applications

A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Part III – Civil Perspectives Cloud-based Command and Control for Security and Drone Defence Applications By Georg Schweizer, CH Senior Consultant Mobile Security Systems Securiton GmbH, Germany Translated by Lieutenant Colonel André Haider, GE A, JAPCC   Introduction Small drone systems for private and commercial use consist…

[C-UAS] Force Protection Considerations

A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Part II – Military Perspectives Force Protection Considerations By Wing Commander (ret.) Jez Parkinson, UK AF, JAPCC   Introduction Overview The subject of Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) has become what can best be described as a ‘hot-topic’ not just for NATO, but globally. From a Force Protection…

Using the Space Domain

Using the Space Domain An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Perspective By Major Giuseppe Valentino, IT AF, JAPCC Introduction In recent years, Space operations have developed into a remarkable field of strategic interest for technologically advanced nations and military activities. In particular, the discussions surrounding Space functions has increased significantly, as has the awareness of the…

The Case of PEGASUS

The Case of PEGASUS The Development of Competences for Space Power from a University Perspective By Prof Gustavo Alonso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Chairman of PEGASUS Introduction The space sector is strategic. It offers nations science and technology, industrial power, economic return and military power. Space is becoming more accessible. More countries now have the…

The Luftwaffe in Multi-Domain Operations

The Luftwaffe in Multi-Domain Operations By Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, Chief of the German Air Force Introduction NATO is living through one of the most challenging periods of its existence. Our security environment has become even more complex and increasingly dynamic. Our security situation is characterized by crises, conflicts and the revival of traditional power…

Airbus achieves world’s first fully automatic refuelling contacts

Airbus achieves world’s first fully automatic refuelling contacts Originally Published in Polygon İnternational Military Magazine Airbus has achieved the first-ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system. The flight test campaign, conducted earlier in the year over the Atlantic Ocean, involved an Airbus tanker test aircraft equipped with the Airbus A3R solution,…

Embracing Transformation

Embracing Transformation An Interview with Lieutenant General Alberto Rosso,Chief of the Italian Air Force Since you took over your position as the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force in late 2018, what do you think will be the challenges and priorities the Italian Air Force needs to address? Since its origin, Military Aviation…

European Air Transport Command

European Air Transport Command Developing Air Mobility for Europe or How to Undertake an Audacious Idea to Tackle Efficiency! By Brigadier General Francesco Saverio Agresti, Deputy Commander EATC Introduction When the European Air Transport Command (EATC) was established in 2010, it was the most suitable solution for some European nations in search of a trustworthy…