Brigadier General Bachelard,
OPS deputy at the Air Operations and Defense Command for France.
It has been specifically
developed for the exercice.
General framework: a
country asks the United Nations to send a force capable of conducting a
The actors of the conflikt
are two neighbouring contries: WESTON and ASPERIA.
Both states were part of
the Rutinian Republic, until they seperated from it is 1990. They lived quite
peacefully (Ceasefire treaty, July 1991 - Orleans) apart from tensions from
ethnic minorities and frontier adjustment. The WESTON is a regional military
power under control of a dictator, but economically weak.
ASPERIA is a developing
democracy with viable economy and limited but well-equipped military force. A
valuble ore, The TANTALITE, has been discovered in a fought-over area of the
border. WESTON sees in it means to solve all its problems steeming from the
global economic crisis the country has suffered from since year 2000, thus
avoiding to enter a constraining of democratic reforms.
WESTON plotted a political
and ethnic crisis through which it seize by force the coveted mining resources.
ASPERIA reacted vigorously, but could not resist the more numerrous westnoian
The repressive policy of
WESTON toward the ASPERIAN minority, combined with the out break of war on
September 16 generated a flow of WESTONIAN refgees, coming from the
disputed area and flown the border areas where the small engagement are still
The Asperian Gouvernment,
believing the conflict can be peacefully settled, has asked the United-Nations
to intervene. During several weeks, M.Planter, the United-Nations official
unsuccesfully tried to come to a peace aggreement. He thus realised a
contingent of several hundred of blue helmets would be necessary for the
implementation for a future and fragile peace. The expansion of the conflict
within its borders and the poor capablities of the NGOs to manage this crisis
on the human level (too many refugees) have led the Asperian Gouvernement to
call upon the Untited-Nations. A resolution determining the deployment of a
combined force has therefore been voted. This force composed of NATO and PFP
member countries is mandated to conduct operations to restore peace in ASTERIA.
Both co-directors of the
exercise will have at their disposal various entities to conduct it. Only the
main ones are presented hereafter.
THE DIRECTING STAFF (DISTAFF):
Its mission is to supervise
the correct course of the exercise. Therefore, it is totally independent from
the actors. It has a complete freedom of action and a free access to the
information necessary to conduct the exercise.
DISTAFF cannot judje or
discuss the tactical solution chosen. A BATTLESTFF CELL is here to help it in
its Supervision mission.
In order to reach the main objectives
- it brings
unforeseen events and incidents in the scenario,
- it simulates the
participation of units, commands...,
- it simulates the
participation of an opposing force during the LIVEX.
In order to make the
exercise look more real, DISTAFF can also simulate the participation of an
external authority (civil population or CIMIC)
AIR OPERATION CENTER (AOC)
The Air Operations Center
will be established in deployable modulare structures. It meets to main
function: planning, follow-up and supervision of medeva aorborne and air
missions. This organization make it possible to quickly adapt and respond to
any tactical change.
The AOC primary mission is
to ensure command and control for the entire air activity and to facilitate
training during air missions.
To this and it elaborate
Air Tasking Orders (ACO) and Special Instruktions (SPINS).
- Supervises the
correct course of operations and there activity,
- Monitors the
position of each plane during air operations,
- Reorients in a very
short lengh of time air missions which are instrumental in the course of the
* DEFFENSIVE CELL
- leads all the air
- coordinates and
transmits updating about fire zones targets, weather conditions, mission
- immediatly relays
all the requests for CAS or medical matters towards the operations center for
* OFFENSIVE CELL
- leads all the fire
support and reconnaissance poerations,
* PRCC / CSAR - TRANSPORT
- lead all the
missions they are dedicated to (CAS-MEDIVAC-TRANSPORT OPERATIONS).
* AEROMEDICAL EVACUATIONS
CONTROL CENTER (AECC)
- coordinates all the
aeromedical operations with the Medical Control Center (MCC),
- adapts medical
operations to the capacity of aircraft,
- assigns Medevav
missions to the qualified medical personnel.
- daily brings
information in to the CURRENT OPS ans OPS PLAN (which means to >>add<<some
fictions events in order to evaluate the AOC CELL reaktion and consequentliy
the reactivity of all parties taking parts in the exercise).
- Analyses and
suggests together with DISTAFF and CURRENT OPS the most appropriate actions to
>>add<< in order to be as close possible to the initial scenario.
- follow up and
updates daily the political, military and tactical situation...,
- participates and
meets the intelligence requirements of the different level of the Command
Structure and the units.
They are all in charge of
the planning of the missions they are dedicted to according to the scenario of
It aims during the exercise,
at training the medical personnel from NATO and other nations to develop their
interoperability capacities different missions:
- sorting and
tratment of the wounded casualties,
- partcipation in SAR
The main objective of the
exercise is to improve interoperability between NATO forces ans PFP (Partnership
for Peace) nations forces within the frame of peacekeeping operations.
The objectives of France
and the Air Force are the follows:
- to ensure the
logistical and operational support adapted to the scenario of the exercise
- to take part in the
training of PFP personnel to the use of NATO procedures.,
- to confirm the
interoperattibility of the French deployable command structures.