Allied Air Command exercises Command and Control of Air Operations

Joint Force Air Component personnel execute Command and Control of Air Operations from the Situation Centre. Photo by Cynthia Vernat, HQ Allied Air Command Public Affairs.
Apr 20, 2017

RAMSTEIN, Germany- Exercise Ramstein Ambition (RAAN) runs from Apr. 24 to May 5 and is Headquarters (HQ) Allied Air Command’s primary training event for 2017, focused firmly on exercising the Joint Force Air Component Headquarters’ (JFAC HQ) ability to Command and Control(C2) a Small Joint Operation Air Heavy in a Joint environment. 

Around 700 staff from across Allied Air Command’s Deployable Air Command and Control Centre at Poggio Renatico and the Combined Air Operations Centres (CAOCs) at Torrejon, Spain, and Uedem, Germany, will form a scaled JFAC with HQ colleagues at Ramstein, Germany.  In total, personnel from 33 units representing 28 nations will participate. The JFAC will be tailored in size and composition to provide full functionality of the NATO Command Structure JFAC HQ within a scenario designed around a Peace Support Operation and based on a simulated contemporary hybrid war scenario. 

NATO’s Allied Air Command is tasked to provide effective C2 of air operations.  This exercise ensures that NATO evolves to meet new security challenges and serves to demonstrate the range and scale of military capabilities that the Alliance can bring to bear, in the Sea, Land and Air domains, to collectively defend against a range of threats.

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

 

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