Optical Data Links for Aerial Applications – Promising Technology for Future RPA Operations

Optical Data Links for Aerial Applications Promising Technology for Future RPA Operations By Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Griethe, G2Aerospace GmbH, Munich By Dr.-Ing. Markus Knapek, Vialight Communications GmbH, Gilching Introduction Optical fibres move tens of terabits of data every second between cities and across oceans. But for the majority of Earth’s surface, where running fibre is impractical…

The End of an Illusion

The conference was sponsored by Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2016 The End of an Illusion Lieutenant General Ton van Loon, NLD A Lieutenant General (ret.) Ton van Loon was previously the ­Commander of the ­International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), ­Regional Command South ­(RC-S) in Afghanistan. During this posting he conducted ­several ­operations and…

Air Command and Control in the Amphibious Environment

Air Command and Control in the Amphibious Environment By Commander William A. Perkins, USA N, JAPCC Introduction Although NATO, as an Alliance, has never executed an opposed amphibious landing, it continues to grow, maintain, and exercise its amphibious warfare capability and the role of Air Power in support of Landing Operations continues to evolve. Although…

Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future Interview with Lieutenant General Alexander Schnitger, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force The JAPCC is grateful to Lieutenant General Schnitger for taking the time to answer some questions, providing his insight into key issues facing the Joint Air Power community today. At the time this interview was held, he was…

Italian Naval Air Power

Italian Naval Air Power New Challenges and Capabilities By Commander Maurizio Modesto, ITA N, JAPCC This article is an abbreviated version of a longer essay written in June 2015. The full version can be provided on request. Background and Introduction Italian Naval Air Power plays a key role across the strategic concepts of Italian Maritime…

Looking Back …

Looking Back … JAPCC History Paved by Leadership By Air Commodore RNLAF Madelein M.C. Spit, Assistant Director, JAPCC Since it was established in 2005, The Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), NATO’s first Centre of Excellence (CoE), was empowered to advance improvements and the transformation process of Joint Air and Space Power (A&SP) by deliver­ing…