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Landscaping - Identifying the mismatch between requirements and planned capabilities: Air Operations

2012 - 2012

The project is aimed to analyze future gaps between European Armed Forces’ air capabilities and the requirements derived from plausible scenarios of Air Power’s use. Trends influencing next future scenarios, including technological innovations, and levels of ambitions outlined by EU and NATO will be addressed, together with lessons learned from recent crisis management operations. Such exercise will lead to the formulation of policy recommendations regarding the development and/or acquisition of air capabilities deemed necessary to react to future security challenges and crisis. The study considers European air capabilities in a joint perspective, being them under Air Force, Navy or Army command. IAI is the coordinator of the research project.

Partners: Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique (FR), Royal Aerospace Society (UK)
Funding: European Defence Agency (EDA)