The response to the first edition of the Journal was overwhelmingly positive, and I honestly believe this second edition is even better. It is through the Journal and the JAPCC’s work on barebase activation, strategic lift, distributed simulation training and other associated projects, that the organisation will make a valuable contribution to the effectiveness of the air contribution to the NRF. The message is clear: for those of you involved in NRF-related work, the JAPCC may well be able to offer help and advice that will make your job easier!
Welcome to the first edition of the Journal of the JAPCC, the Joint Air Power Competence Centre’s bi-annual publication. You will find a full explanation of the JAPCC’s genesis and its aims and objectives later in the journal but, in essence, the Director’s vision is to enable NATO’s effective and efficient use of Joint Air and Space Power. It is our intention that the journal will become the JAPCC’s public debating chamber for air power issues. We hope that through exposing a cross-section of ideas and opinions we will spark a debate that ultimately will help to shape the future of air power, to maintain and enhance its relevance, and to ensure that there is as much coherence as possible in air power issues from inception to employment.