Publication Type: Journal Article
Source: Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 25, p.47-56 (2010)
Keywords: Air Force transformation; expeditionary air capabilities; deployable air force packages; Air Expeditionary Wing
, air operations.
This article presents the development of expeditionary capabilities as the key driver for transforming air forces. It provides an overview of the progress made by most of the small NATO nations and the deployment of their air expeditionary force packages in the Alliance missions and operations. The cooperative development of such capabilities is another factor driving transformation, in particular accounting for limited and further decreasing defence resources. Some recommendations are provided for the Bulgarian Air force in developing jointly deployable air capabilities with the neighbouring and other allied nations.