A Comprehensive Approach to Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems

A sole focus on the low, slow, and small end of the C-UAS spectrum covers only a fraction of current UAS technology and excludes most military applications. Peer competitors to NATO can be expected to employ UAS at the same level of technology, and under comparable operational principles, as in the Alliance. Consequently, NATO has to anticipate enemy use of UAS in the same mission sets as with friendly UAS, covering the spectrum from Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance to unmanned airstrikes, conducted in Line of Sight as well as Beyond Line of Sight operations, utilizing the electromagnetic spectrum and the space domain in the same way as NATO.

Future Command and Control of Electronic Warfare

Future Command and Control of Electronic Warfare By Major Erik Bamford, NOR A, Norwegian EW Centre By Commander Malte von Spreckelsen, DEU N, NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff New Functional Services are on Their Way to Enhance NATO’s Ability to Effectively Command and Control Electromagnetic Operations.   Introduction During a NATO-led operation, a helicopter…

Journal 28

We have a variety of articles in this edition that will whet your appetite and we start off with an interview with the Romanian Air Chief Major General Pană, who offers us great insights into the changes of the past 15 years, since the Romanian Air Force joined NATO and the challenges lying ahead with the rapidly shifting and evolving requirements for a successful and reputable Air Force.

Conference Proceedings 2018 – Theme 2

The JAPCC Conference 2018 Conference Proceedings Theme 2 | Is NATO Ready? ‘Readiness means having ready assets, capabilities and realistic training.’ In March 2011 NATO entered a conflict in Libya. The North-Atlantic Council decided that measures to protect civilians and populated areas under threat of attack should be implemented in accordance with UNSCR (United Nations…

Challenges of Future SEAD Operations

Challenges of Future SEAD Operations An Insight into SEAD in 20 Years By Colonel Joseph Speed, USA AF, JAPCC By Lieutenant Colonel Panagiotis Stathopoulos, GRC AF, JAPCC Fight for Control of the Skies The advent of balloons in 1783, and their military employment during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871),1 highlighted…

Will the Aircraft Carrier Survive?

Will the Aircraft Carrier Survive? Future Air Threats to the Carrier (and How to Defend It) By Commander Daniel Cochran, USA N, JAPCC Introduction Since the First World War, the importance of sea-based aviation has evolved, including the increasingly diverse mission sets aircraft carriers provide. Expert opinions on the future effectiveness of air power from…

Standardizing Automated Air-to-Air Refuelling

Standardizing Automated Air-to-Air Refuelling Considerations for a NATO Concept of Operations By Steve McLaughlin, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) By Mark Pilling, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) By Phillip ‘PD’ Weber, Coherent Technical Services Inc. (CTSi) By Ba Nguyen, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Introduction Researchers have been studying the possibility of refuelling aircraft without…

Multi-Domain Command and Control

Multi-Domain Command and Control Maintaining Our Asymmetric Advantage By Major General (retired) Tim Zadalis, US Air Force ‘War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. […] The commander in war must work in a medium…

Modernizing NATO in the North

Modernizing NATO in the North The JAPCC’s Interview with Major General Tonje Skinnarland, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force What is your view, as a NATO Air Chief in the North, on our current security situation? First, I would stress that in the European part of the Alliance we need to pay attention both…

Unmanned Aerial Systems Miniaturization

Unmanned Aerial Systems Miniaturization Chances and Risks of an Irreversible Trend By Major Michel Busch, DEU Army, JAPCC Introduction The design of the first-ever Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that appeared in the late 1970s and early 1980s was determined, and limited, by the payload size and weight of the sensors available. During that time the…