Updated: 1 October 1999 NATO Press Releases


1 Oct.

NADC Seminar on Air Defence units employment, Training and Evaluation for Peace support operations

Under the aegis of the NATO Air Defence Committee (NADC), the Italian Military authorities will host an air defence seminar in Naples, Italy from 4 October to 7 October 1999. The seminar is organised in the context of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC)/Partnership for Peace (PfP) Programme and the NADC's Cooperative Air Defence Programme. The theme of the seminar is "Air Defence Units Employment, Training and Evaluation for Peace Support Operations."

Experts from thirteen NATO nations, eight Partner nations, as well military authorities and civilian agencies are scheduled to participate in the seminar which is the eighth seminar in a series sponsored by the NADC and hosted by NATO and Partner nations.

Amongst the topics to be presented and discussed are:

  • Considerations on the Value of Multinational Air Defence Exercises
  • Airpower in Peace Support Operations
  • Lessons Learned - Experiences in Peace Support Operations
  • Mission Planning in Peace Support Operations
  • Civil-Military Airspace Management during Crisis
  • Air Defence and Rapid Reaction Forces

The presentations and exchange of views on these and other topics will be valuable contributions in developing a common understanding of air defence training and peace support operations. This is particularly appropriate as NATO procedures and standards are of special interest and relevance in light of the focus on enhanced and more operational Partnership as endorsed at the Washington Summit and during the recent operations in the Balkans.

Note to Editors

The NATO AIR DEFENCE COMMITTEE (NADC) is the senior advisory body advising the North Atlantic Council on all air defence matters and includes all NATO nations. The NADC meets twice a year with senior Representatives from PfP Nations.

For further information in Italy,
please contact:
Colonel Giuseppe Grana
Italian Air Staff
General Planning Division
Naples, Italy
Telephone: +30.06.4986.5706
Fax: +30.06.4986.4123

For further information on the NADC,
please contact:
Mr. L. van der Laan
1110 Brussels
Telephone: +32.2.707.47.63
Fax: +32.2.707.41.03

+32 (0)2 707 50 41
+32 (0)2 707 50 57
B-1110 Brussels/Bruxelles

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