In 2008, JAPCC built upon its hard-earned reputation as NATO’s pre-eminent think tank for developing and enhancing Joint Air and Space Power today and into the future. We continue to maintain a close relationship with both Allied Command Transformation and our Sponsoring Nations, providing timely and relevant advice and products.
NATO is challenged to provide the governance, force structure and expertise to better make use of all available Space capabilities. History shows that humans have fought for dominance over every medium which contributes to commerce. Space may well prove to be no different. As such, it is increasingly important to protect and assure access to Space capabilities. We cannot afford to make critical mistakes and fail to deliver the required capabilities and effects to our Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen.
The wide range of articles in this 8th Edition of the JAPCC Journal clearly emphasises that the optimal exploitation of Air (and Space) Power continues to be a profound challenge. That said, there has been no shortage of Air-minded colleagues, who are willing to pick up the gauntlet and describe how the future of our environment might unfurl. In the event, we have received more articles than ever and, even after expanding the size of the Journal, we have had to push some submissions back to the next edition.
NATO’s Future Joint Air & Space Power (NFJASP) Introduction “Air Power is an essential element in all military operations. It can be employed over the full spectrum of military operations, at any level, in support of national, joint or multinational operations and objectives. It can be brought to bear on an adversary’s political, military,…
The JAPCC Flight Plan for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in NATO Executive Summary NATO is in the process of improving their structures and working procedures to better fulfill the requirements of the new international security environment. The implications of new and very challenging and demanding roles obliges Alliance members to adapt their way of doing…
I introduce this Edition of the JAPCC Journal with the above quote for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the fact that its author oversaw one of history’s largest Battlespace Management (BSM) challenges – the amphibious assault on Normandy in 1944. An endeavour, which required the highest degree of cross-environmental co-ordination and, incidentally, was predicated on the delivery of unchallenged dominance of the skies!
This, the 6th Edition of the JAPCC Journal, covers much ground in this debate and places increasing emphasis on the need for Air to contribute to ‘Effects’ wherever and whenever possible with whatever means we find at our disposal. We start with a fascinating insight, direct from the frontline, on the challenges facing NATO Air in Afghanistan. We then look at a variety of subjects intrinsic to an Effects Based Approach to Operations, which demonstrates conclusively that Air’s contribution goes way beyond the application of kinetic effect.
JAPCC Annual Report 2007 By Lieutenant General Friedrich Wilhelm Ploeger, DEU AF, Executive Director, JAPCC Introduction In 2007, JAPCC continued to play a leading role in advocacy for transformation of NATO’s Joint Air and Space Power. We provided support to Allied Command Transformation as our primary customer in numerous joint key projects and fora, also…
The JAPCC continues to transform. We have articles from our outgoing and incoming Assistant Directors Transformation (and Journal Editors) – Air Commodores Dugmore and Porter. Finally, this is General Schubert’s last edition of the Journal as our Executive Director before he retires in September. The Journal, like much of the JAPCC, has been General Schubert’s conception, and its success a product of his leadership.
To airmen logistics might not be as ‘sexy’ as achieving coherent effects or as apparently progressive as achieving decision superiority, the other 2 transformation goals, but air power’s contribution to, and reliance on, joint deployment and sustainment are of critical importance. The air power perspective of achieving joint deployment and sustainment is the theme of this, the fourth edition, of the Journal of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre.