Unintentional Air Strikes during Dynamic Operations

Unintentional Air Strikes during Dynamic Operations NATO Views and Possible Fixes By Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Olivieri, ITA AF, JAPCC By Lieutenant Colonel Michele Ferrari di Valbona, ITA A.Avn., JAPCC Introduction Images of bombed hospitals stunned participants of the 2016 JAPCC Conference1, as a Panellist raised the unsettling and poignant issue about how operations sometimes transcend…

Maritime Rotary Wing

Maritime Rotary Wing The Importance of Helicopters for both Naval and Joint Operations By Commander Paolo Florentino, ITA N, JAPCC Introduction Spurred by a desire to extend their influence in the world through sea power, many nations recognized in the early 1900s airborne assets would become a fundamental component of maritime warfare. Consequently, many traditional…

Conference Proceedings 2017 – Keynote Day 2

The JAPCC Conference 2017 Conference Proceedings Keynote Day 2 Day 2’s keynote speaker outlined the challenging strategic context in which NATO was seeking to transform itself in order to maintain and bolster both its effectiveness and its relevance. In reminding the audience of the key ingredients of an effective deterrence strategy, it was highlighted that…

Conference Proceedings 2017 – Panel 3

The JAPCC Conference 2017 Conference Proceedings PANEL 3 | Deterring from the Third Dimension – NATO’s Current Capabilities Panel 3’s senior military participants, which included senior Army, Navy, and Air Force officers, provided complementary viewpoints regarding NATO’s current capability and capacity to deter. The broad themes of capability, credibility and communication were raised frequently throughout the discussion. In discussion of…

Conference Proceedings 2017 – Conclusions

The JAPCC Conference 2017 Conference Proceedings Conclusions When the JAPCC planned this conference, it was never our expectation that the assembled attendees would solve any or all of the perceived challenges facing NATO with regard to this topic. Rather, by providing a multinational pool of senior and respected experts from academia, the military and industry…

The JAPCC Rotary Wing Focus Group

The JAPCC Rotary Wing Focus Group (RWFG) Rotary wing assets are widely used by all services among the Alliances’ militaries and have always represented very critical capabilities in NATO-led operations. In order to best assess the current situation, recommend a way ahead, and monitor progress in the development of these capabilities, the JAPCC has established…

Beating Brownout

Beating Brownout Technology Helps, but Training Remains Key By Commander Maurizio Modesto, ITA N, JAPCC Introduction When I started my helicopter pilot training at Whiting Field (US), I practiced my landings on clean, square, cement pavement. Conditions hardly differed when I made my first operational landings as a Navy helicopter pilot. When I approached a…

Preserving NATO’s C2 Edge

Preserving NATO’s C2 Edge Capitalizing on MTDS/LVC Advanced Capabilities By Major Jay Vizcarra, USA AF, NATO E-3A Introduction Mission Training through Distributed Simulation (MTDS) began in the late 1990s as an internal training system, and through the work of the NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Component, it is now a significant model…