About this Group
11 Group, led by the Global Air Component Commander, provides Command and Control of Air Operations worldwide. 11 Gp provides air defence of the UK through the National Air & Space Operations Centre, the ability to deploy with other services and nations with the Joint Force Air Component and projecting air power in the Middle East through 83 Expeditionary Air Group (EAG).
An agile and resilient Global Air Component that commands, operates and fights; interoperable with Allies and across all domains.
Following the Operational Command of PJHQ (Permanent Joint HQ) 11 Gp HQ supports the creation, coordination, and completion of Operational Air taskings. 11 Gp HQ is responsible for the Operational Control of all operations and exercises throughout the RAF and provides the through-life planning, direction, support, and assurance for all functions, enabling a vast array of worldwide Air activity. Some of the functions that 11 Gp provide include:
Providing intelligence updates and threat assessments.
Providing the focal point for the RAF’s contribution to operations through Crisis Commitments and overseeing the output of air and space effects.
Coordination of Military aid to Civil Authorities through the RAF Regional Liaison Officers.
Development of all policy and plans for Joint, NATO and Multinational operations, including the UK.
Planning and directing the provision of communications information services for Air Operations and Exercises.
Training through coordination and delivery of RAF participation in major international exercises, both at home and overseas alongside our Allies.
National Air & Space Operations Centre
The National Air & Space Operations Centre (NASOC) provides resilient Command and Control of the UK Air Defence System thus ensuring the integrity of the UK sovereign airspace and contributing to UK Homeland Defence and Resilience operations.
83 Expeditionary Air Group
83 Expeditionary Air Group (EAG) is responsible for the delivery of UK national and Defence objectives across the Middle East by Air. They extend from the Southern end of the Arabian Gulf to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Personnel across the region perform to the highest of standards across a wide variety of Defence missions from Defence Engagement to Air Combat. Adaptable, capable and operationally focused, 83 EAG stands ready to deliver world class air power wherever and whenever it is required to meet the challenges of the future.
Joint Force Air Component
The Joint Force Air Component (JFAC) is the Very High Readiness, deployable, Air Command and Control element of 11Gp. It provides Command and Control of all assets that are assigned to the Global Air Component Commander for National, Bilateral, Alliance and Coalition Operations.
Joint Air Liaison Organisation
Joint Air Liaison Organisation (JALO) is the Defence lead for Air Land and Air Maritime integration. The JALO coordinates the generation and development of joint and multinational capabilities in order to exploit the effects of air power. It is the Joint User for the Joint Terminal Attack Controller capability.