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1 The geo-political playing field in 2025
1.1 Introduction
1.2 How do relevant security actors see the situation in 2025?
1.4 Current Belgian defence policy
1.5 Intermediate conclusion
2 Relevant security actors and defence planning
2.1 NATO’s defence planning
2.2 EU Defence planning 46
2.3 NATO-EU cooperation on capability development
2.4 Intermediate conclusions
3 What are the technological evolutions?
3.1 Evolution in space 55
3.2 Evolution of fighter aircraft 57
3.3 Evolution of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
3.4 Evolution in the Information domain
3.5 Evolution in weapon technology
3.6 Evolution in simulation capabilities
3.7 Role of the (Belgian) industry in the technological evolution
3.8 Intermediate conclusions
4 National and International missions
4.1 Defining the missions
4.2 Current Belgian (Air Component) Level of Ambition
4.3 Analysis
4.4 Intermediate conclusions
5 Belgian defence specifics
5.1 Evolution of the guidance documents 101
5.2 Budget evolution
5.3 Evolution of the personnel quorum
5.4 Geographical dispersion of units throughout Belgian territory
5.5 Intermediate conclusion
6 Why Air Combat Power for Belgium
6.1 Why is Air Power important
6.2 Integrated command
6.3 Sizing the future Belgian Air Component fighter capability 116
6.4 Intermediate conclusions
7 Overall conclusions
7.1 Geo-political evolution
7.2 Threat evolution
7.3 Technological evolution
7.4 Future National and International missions
7.5 Requirement for a BAC future combat capability
List of Annexes
Annex A – Belgian Defence 2007 spending120
Annex B – ACT Multiple futures Project, list of drivers
Annex C – NATO Level Of Ambition 121
Annex D - Mission Task Analysis of the NATO Defence Requirements Review 122
Annex E – MMR procedure used during NATO DRR 05 123
Annex F – DRR MMR analysis of aerospace capabilities124
Annex G - Current NATO’s LTCR list125
Annex H – Comparison DRR ->LTCS126
Annex I – NATO’s future force generation process127
Annex J – Capability Development Plan (CDP)128
Annex K – D&S Planning Horizons in the EU and NATO129
Annex L - Space base weaponry134
Annex M - Analysis of future platforms
Annex N – US fighter modernization plans: near-term choices 137
Annex O – Combat fighter lead-time for acquisition138
Annex P – UAV Cost139
Annex Q – U(C)AV evolution and considerations
Annex R – NATO C4ISR roadmap149
Annex S – Non-lethal weapons 150
Annex T - Strategic orientation of the Belgian defence151
Annex U - Operational capacities and sub-capacities155
Annex V – Possible engagement scenarios156
Annex W – Level Of Ambition of the Belgian Air Component
Annex X – Doctrine & Requirements process at ACOS Ops & Trg162
Annex Y – BE Strategic planning guidance documents
Annex Z - Evolution BE MOD budget
Annex AA – BE MOD personnel quorum evolution
Annex AB – Geographical dispersion of units in Belgium
Annex AD – Development Joint Armed Forces with inter agency coordination168
Annex AE – F-16 MLU fleet size and pilot contingent calculation 169
Annex AF - Opportunities that could produce force multipliers or savings
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