Category Archives: Projects

Mapping of C2

The NATO C2COE has observed that there is no commonly agreed definition upon Command and Control (C2) in NATO. Even worse, some authors have found that the official explanations of Command, Control and C2 are circular and redundant. At the same time, the reason for a Doctrine has been stated… [read more…]

Conceptual Framework on Command and Control

Command and Control (C2) is the core business of NATO C2COE, it forms the essence of Centre’s daily work. However, the actual concept behind the term, “Command and Control” or “C2” remains somehow confusing and vague, especially among the international community. Today we are experiencing a variety of theories/approaches which… [read more…]

C2 Focus area

SACT, General (FRA, AF) Mercier is very focussed on C2. During an “All Hands” address given on 8 December 2015 he stated: “The Alliance needs a capacity, a solid and modern foundation enabling forces to permanently maintain the right level of readiness and responsiveness”. This capacity is achieved through six… [read more…]

Mapping of the term C2

Examination of existing NATO documents (with an emphasis on Level 1 and Level 2 AJPs) that define and describe Command, Control and their combined use as C2. Promote the final results as a coherent overview on C2 aspects in NATO and recommend solutions for any shortfalls discovered. This structured approach… [read more…]

C2 in the Cyber Domain

At the Warsaw Summit in July 2016, Allied Heads of State and Government reaffirmed NATO’s defensive mandate and recognised cyberspace as a domain of operations in which NATO must defend itself as effectively as it does in the air, on land and at sea. This will improve NATO’s ability to… [read more…]


Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation and eXamination eXercise (CWIX) is a NATO Military Committee directed, NAC endorsed and C3 Board guided Bi-SC annual programme designed to support the continuous improvement in interoperability for the Alliance. Allied Command Transformation (ACT) provides direction and management to the programme, while NATO and Partner… [read more…]

Northern Coast 2013

Northern Coast (NOCO) exercise is a multinational invitation exercise for NATO and EU countries. The exercise has been conducted on annual basis since -07 by Commander in Chief German Fleet (CINCGERFLEET) in the Baltic area. CINCGERFLEET has been willing to offer lead nation role to other countries and Swedish Navy… [read more…]

NNEC Criteria development

C2COE are in cooperation with ACT working on the new NNEC criteria. These criteria’s was released to NC3 Board in October 2012. The aim of the work is to make the criteria more understandable for NATO and Nations, create an internal “Toolbox” to be used by C2COE and ACT while… [read more…]

Information Sharing and Management inside HUMINT COE

C2COE conducted an assessment of Information Management (IM) in HUMINT COE in January 2013. HUMINT COE requested C2COE to support them with internal challenges concerning IM. The assessment was conducted by a questionnaire and interviews. A report was written and this has been used by HUMINT COE to create an… [read more…]