JAPCC | NATO Air Transport Capability – An Assessment | 2011
The Executive Director o the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC)
NATO Air Transport Capability – An Assessment
All NATO Nations and Relevant Organisations – Releasable to the Public
"My logisticians are a humourless lot … They know i my campaign ails, they are the rst ones I will slay."
Alexander the Great
To mount and sustain air operations at long range rom home base requires considerableresources and integrated logistic support. For expeditionary operations, the sustainabilityelement may prove critical to mission success. Sustainability, however, is more than logistics;it embraces equipment, personnel and training. Nevertheless, the movement o personneland equipment remains o critical importance.With the expansion in NATO member states, and operations conducted beyond the geo-graphical North Atlantic domain, this JAPCC Assessment o NATO’s Air Transport capabilityexamines the increasing importance o Air Transport and addresses the key areas o Command,Control, Coordination, Interoperability and Standardisation.It is also worth remembering that logistics, including Air Transport, plays a vital role in boththe physical and moral component o any ghting orce. Air Transport provides a meansto deploy, sustain and recover the necessary ghting power in order to achieve the militaryobjectives without which success is impossible.As ever, the JAPCC encourages reader comments and eedback in order to improve thedocument's content. For urther inormation, please contact the Assistant Director Capabilitiesat the JAPCC, Brigadier General Alessio Cecchetti, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or throughour Subject Matter Experts assigned to the Combat Support Branch – Air Transport Section,email@example.com.
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