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The JAPCC’s mission is to provide advice and subject matter expertise for the transformation of Joint Air and Space Power; provide independent analysis and solutions to the Alliance of Nations, as well as future-oriented visions of Air and Space Power, all of which have to be realised in high-quality real-time professional output and targeted media. Our diverse online publication archives and academic material are professionally produced to communicate effectively and be recognised as a reliable and professional resource.

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Introduction to the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook

By Wg Cdr 
Jez 
Parkinson 
By Lt Col 
Frans 
Van de Weerd 
In order to better analyse the current resilience status of Alliance members against a full spectrum of threats, the JAPCC will publish the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook in November 2022. The assessment intends to take [...]

Future Approaches to Red Air Delivery in NATO Air Forces in 5th Generation Fighter Training

By Lt Col 
Rafael 
Ichaso 
Red Air is a significant part of the NATO fighters training. However, this function is increasingly tricky for NATO countries to carry out, especially individually, due to the associated costs and the lack of materiel [...]

The new NATO Space Centre of Excellence

A Newcomer in the World of Space Expertise for NATO’s Benefit
By Col 
Thierry 
Chapeaux 
Over decades, Space has taken an increasingly important role in all the aspects of our daily life. As a result, we are now permanently connected to and through ‘Space’. The strategic features of Space have [...]

It’s a Question of Gender!

Unmanned is now Uncrewed
By Lt Col 
Andre 
Haider 
‘Gender-inclusive language is about writing and speaking in a way that does not discriminate or marginalize on the basis of gender and does not promote or perpetuate gender stereotypes. Therefore, using gender-inclusive language proactively and [...]

National Military Space Operations Centres

Requirements on National Centres with Respect to NATO Needs
By Lt Col 
Heiner 
Grest 
NATO does not have space-based resources of its own; however, the organization is heavily and increasingly dependent on space data, products and services to conduct military operations, missions and other activities, as well as executing [...]

A View from Above

Air Domain Focused Observations on the Ukraine Conflict
By Maj 
Brian 
Ladd 
By Wg Cdr 
Jez 
Parkinson 
By Col 
Erik 
Rab 
By Lt Col 
Marco 
Sampimon 
By Maj 
Eelco 
Tolsma 
Although the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is still ongoing, with no prospect for termination of the hostilities in the foreseeable future, some initial observations can be made with respect to the air domain. These [...]

The Next ‘Small Step for Man’ in the Metaverse

Operating Between Virtual and Physical Worlds
By Maj 
Fotios 
Kanellos 
On 28 October 2021, when Meta five years before the actual COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. ‘Over the next two to three years, virtual meetings will shift from the 2D camera image grid format to a 3D space [...]

Collective Defence in the Space Domain

Confining the Ultimate War in Threatened Space
By Maj 
Arda 
Ayan 
By Maj 
Brian 
Ladd 
Space is fundamental for contemporary national security missions. NATO perceived the significance of Space in military operations and for national security by formally designating Space to be an operational domain in December 2019. As the [...]

Defining the Swarm

Challenges in Developing NATO-Agreed Terminology Across All Domains
By Lt Col 
Andre 
Haider 
By Lt Col 
Andreas 
Schmidt 
In recent years, the terms ‘swarm’ and ‘swarming’ have been among the most prevalent buzzwords in the uncrewed This article aims to outline the challenges and provides food for thought when discussing a future definition [...]

Cluster Satellite Architectures

Micro Satellites Formation Flight
By Lt Col 
Tuncay Yunus 
Erkec 
Satellites make outstanding contributions to the military, political, and economic power of states, especially in surveillance, reconnaissance, offensive, and defence missions. Besides their low-cost development and zero risk to human life, satellites also have the advantage [...]

The Role of Aircraft Carriers in a Contested Age

Retaining Primacy in the Maritime Domain
By Cdr 
Andrea 
Magi 
As the Maritime domain is becoming an increasingly complex and contested environment, questions are raised as to how future operations at sea will be conducted and what capabilities will be needed. In this regard, the [...]

Close Air Support Command and Control

Digitally Enhanced CAS Operations
By Lt Col 
Osman 
Aksu 
Today’s military operations are becoming more complicated with the increasing number and variety of options available to commanders at all levels. The expansion of military activity beyond the Air, Maritime, and Land domains to Space [...]

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