3 December 2008. ESPI and NATO’s Joint Air Power Competence Center (JAPCC) are determined to keep up their cooperation that has already shown up in many ways and at many events. This was highlighted at a recent visit by the JAPCC Assistant Director Capabilities, Air Commodore Jan van Hoof.
One line of cooperation between ESPI and JAPCC has been set by the invitation of ESPI’s Research Fellow Wolfgang Rathgeber to speak at a JAPCC workshop (related webnews here) as well as by subsequent contacts at the working level. Another line has been constituted by the contribution of an “ESPI Perspective” on a NATO space strategy by Major Thomas Single (related webnews here) and by a joint panel participation of ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Major Thomas Single at the 2008 Air Power Symposium of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium.
From left to right: Wolfgang Rathgeber (ESPI Research Fellow), Air Commodore Jan van Hoof (NATO JAPCC Assistant Director Capabilities ), Kai-Uwe Schrogl (ESPI Director), Major Thomas Single (JAPCC)
JAPCC Assistant Director Capabilities Jan van Hoof and ESPI Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl now stated their dedication to keep on cooperating across various domains. Such exchange will create benefits for ESPI and JAPCC, which will acquire background information and analysis by ESPI on the strategic issues related to shaping a coherent space policy approach for NATO. Air Commodore Jan van Hoof and Major Thomas Single had visited ESPI at the occasion of the IAA/ESPI/SWF conference “The Fair and Responsible Use of Space. An International Perspective” that took place in Vienna on 20/21 November 2008 (related webnews here).