The aim of the project is to promote awareness of, and discussion about, the potential benefits of UAV/UAS capability amongst Senior Air Leaders in NATO.
The Project includes an Industry Day with selected leading UAV Industry in an Forum with Senior NATO Airmen. The May 2006 edition of the JAPCC Journal concentrates on UAV issues leading to the annual JAPCC Conference with an emphasis on Unmanned Aerospace Capabilities. The Project has a joint focus so as to include all Services. The main goals of the project are:
- To promote the JAPCC as an UAV/UAS knowledge centre linking the JAPCC with academia industry and military agencies.
- To develop new concepts, policy and doctrine for UAV/UAS employment by NATO.
- To support decision making in both national and NATO procurement programmes.
- To address strategic standards for UAV/UAS.
- To address division lines between Services. More specifically, to promote a Joint approach to the requirements capture, procurement, operation, and information management for UAS.
- To address the problems of operating manned and unmanned aircraft in confined air spaces, specifically to ensure effective tasking, de-confliction, interoperability, and coordination amongst manned and unmanned aircraft.
- To address four focus areas: the technical side of command and control (C2), the airspace management (C2) of UAVs/UASs, force development, and integration and interoperability.