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This contribution aims at the support of human teamwork between crew members of next generation combat aircraft by means of a distributed and adaptive assistant system. In future combined air operations several aircraft, manned and unmanned, operate together to achieve a common mission objective. That requires a high degree of coordination amongst the pilots, each of them being highly charged with e.g., managing unmanned vehicles from their cockpits. Our approach is to develop a distributed assistant system that observes each pilot in their cockpits. By use of a task model, it shall create and update a shared representation of the team members’ activities, pending tasks, and available mental resources. From that, adaptive teamwork supporting interventions shall be generated. Currently, we are developing a laboratory prototype that shall be integrated and evaluated in pilot-in-the-loop experimentation in our fighter aircraft cockpit simulator in Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) missions.