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Welcome to the AIR OPERATIONS CoE


  • The Air Operations Center of Excellence (CASPOA - AO CoE) has been accredited by NATO since 2008.
  • Our Centre of Excellence is located in Lyon, France, and our main mission is to provide expertise in the field of Air Command and Control (Air C2).
  • Also a national entity belonging to the French Air Defence and Air Operations Command (CDAOA), the CASPOA – AO COE prepares military personnel to Air Operations Command and Control.


"Air Operations CoE provides NATO with primary tactical training and

expertise in the Air Operations domain, covering

the full-spectrum of Air C2 warfighters who control the battlespace now, and will shape the future of Air Operations."



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