NATO Committee Sees Air Command and Control Concept in Practice

On 20 October, the members of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence Policy Committee (IAMD PC) visited Allied Air Command, Ramstein, Germany, and the exercise Steadfast Jupiter to see how the NATO Command Structure Joint Force Air Component (JFAC) contributes to this major command post exercise.

Allied Air Command Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Pascal Delerce, welcomed the 30-strong delegation from NATO Headquarters led by the Acting Chairman of NATO’s IAMD PC, Major General Lutz Kohlhaus.

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“Allied Air Command accomplishes an important task in support of exercise Steadfast Jupiter, as our multinational staff of experts operates a command and control centre, the JFAC, that plans and executes the delivery of Air and Space Power across the entire spectrum of joint operations,” said Lieutenant General Delerce….

The visitors from the political level were briefed about Allied Air Command’s missions in the field of Air Policing, Missile Defence and coordination of NATO Air and Space Forces. An introductory briefing to Exercise Steadfast Jupiter laid out the contribution Air and Space Power provides in the scenario of the Allied Command Europe-wide exercise aimed at proving the capability of Joint Force Command Brunssum to lead NATO’s Response Force in 2022.

Photo: NATO Allied Air Command