To establish an effective and efficient exchange of national Red Air Services and training enablers.
The Harmonized European Red Air Means Exchange System (HERMES) is an exchange system developed by the EAG to ease multinational collaboration, and to allow nations to exchange national Red Air Services and training enablers. This new exchange system is included in the ATARES TA (Air Transport, Air-to-Air Refuelling and Other Exchange of Services Technical Arrangement), works according to the ATARES TA rules and principals and offers new categories to its exchange of services portfolio such as: Red Air combat aircraft, SBAD, EW emitters, JFAC training, shooting ranges and fighter simulation training. Although developed under the umbrella of the 7-nation EAG, this project has the potential to offer significant benefit to all 28 ATARES-member Air Forces. A HERMES guide which provides background information and suggested actions that will help exploit and maximise the benefits available from HERMES is available