Accession Number:

ADA339327

Title:

The Role of Airpower in Promoting Regional Airspace Cooperation.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ARMY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Czech Republic national defensive strategy, based on historical experience, military-political situation, economic possibilities of our country, potential threats, and new means of conducting armed conflicts, sets the fundamental tasks of the Army of the Czech Republic. The Czech Air Force has an important mission in this strategy. One of the objectives of the Czech Air Force is to enhance regional airspace cooperation. This objective the achieving of which is primarily an economic problem must have a structure capable of providing Fulfillment of tasks for the countrys defense within a coalition grouping, independently only to a limited extent in a local conflict with limited independence in a local conflict, Fulfillment of alliance commitments within the coalition defense, and Compliance with international commitments in peace operations. The priority of Air Force for the immediate future is the gradual achievement of organizational, operational, and technological interoperability and compatibility with NATO member states and all the Czech Republic neighbors in the areas of creating interconnected Military and civil air traffic control ATC and support systems, Air sovereignty systems, and Air search and rescue SAR services. In our opinion, these three basic systems can become the foundation of regional cooperation not only in Central Europe, but all of Europe. I am very glad that the US supports this initiative with specific programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE