PD Branch is responsible for the following core functions:
- Acting as the lead
Branch for JAPCC participation in the development of Joint Air & Space
(A&S) Power related NATO strategic level and transformation policy,
doctrine and publications.
- Working together
with Concept & Development branch to further develop identified concepts.
- Acting as the
lead Branch for JAPCC in:(1) participation in
the Interoperability, Integration and Standardisation process for NATO and for
Partner Nations’ air forces;
(2) coordination of JAPCC input to Defence Planning and expeditionary forces issues;
(3) support to NATO and National training, exercises, experimentation and simulation.
 Guiding principle for dividing responsibility between CD and PD branch is that CD active concepts could lead to creation or amendment of policies while PD concepts could enact policies.