Next Generation Greener Energetics and their Management

AVT-243 Specialists’ Meeting on “Generation Greener Energetics and their Management”Environmental concerns now affect everything even munitions!  AVT has been examining the impact on the munitions area for some time, trying to clarify the issue and provide NATO with an understanding of what it means for the armed forces in peace and war.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Military Operational Setting

Report of HFM-193-RTG on “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Military Operational Setting” Now Available (pre-released)Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also known as concussion, as a consequence of battlefield blast exposure or blunt force trauma has been of increasing concern to militaries during recent conflicts. Consequently, the HFM-193 Research Task Group (RTG) was formed in 2009 with the objectives of providing some clarity to military medical leadership to inform their decisions in the management of deployment-related MTBI.

SET-196 Multichannel/Multistatic Radar Imaging of Non-cooperative Targets Joint Trials

29 September-03 October: SET-196 “Multichannel/Multistatic Radar Imaging of Non-cooperative Targets” Joint Trials  – Livorno (Italy).The NATO SET 196 RTG on Multichannel/Multistatic Radar Imaging of Non-Cooperative Targets ran a five-day joint trial in Livorno. The aim of SET-196 RTG (and of these trials) is to investigate the improvement brought by multichannel/multistatic radar imaging in terms of image characteristics and their use for Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) systems. The trials were hosted by the Istituto Vallauri of the Italian Navy located in Livorno (Italy), which provided the logistics support. Representatives from eight nations participated in the trials. Ten radar systems were deployed that simultaneously acquired data of a number of maritime and air targets.

SET-204 Specialists Meeting on Waveform Diversity and 34th SET Panel Business Meeting, Fall 2014

SET-204 Specialists’ Meeting on “Waveform Diversity” and 34th SET Panel Business Meeting, Fall 2014The Sensors and Electronics Technology (SET) Panel held its 2014 Fall business week from 29 Sep to 3 Oct 2014 at the Esplanade Grand Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The first two days of the week have been devoted the SET-204 Specialists’ Meeting (SM) on “Waveform Diversity”. The meeting was attended by 63 people (13 Nations), and presented contributions from 20 speakers  (9 Nations ).

The Panel Business Meeting was attended by 34 Panel Members from 20 Nations, 4 Member at Large and 10 guest-briefers. The session, open to Partners, was attended by representatives from Sweden and Finland.

5-7 November: SAS-105 Symposium on Information Operations for Influence and 1-9 December: SAS-103 Technical Courses titled Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis

Amersfoort KoppelpoortFrom 5-7 November, SAS-105 will hold its Symposium on “Information Operations for Influence” at the Bernhard-Barracks, Netherlands Ministry of Defense, Amersfoort, Netherlands. Between 1-9 December, SAS will also conduct technical courses titled “Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis”.

STO's NMSG support to NATO CAX forum 2014

STO’s NMSG SUPPORT TO NATO CAX FORUM 2014NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre Of  Excellence newly organized the NATO Computer Assisted eXercise  (CAX) Forum in the premises of  the Turkish War Colleges Atatürk Wargaming and Convention Centre in Istanbul (TUR), 16-19 September 2014.

IST-131 Specialist Meeting on Distributed Data Analytics for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

Distributed data analyticsThe IST-131 Specialist Meeting on Distributed Data Analytics for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction will be held from 15th to 17th October 2014 in Lorton, VA. Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) is an international military and civilian effort requiring a coordinated international and interdisciplinary effort. WMDs are a domestic threat to all NATO nations as well as in theaters of operation.  The most effective approach to CWMD is to detect and disrupt threats early in the threat cycle.

Applied Vehicle Technology Panel Lecture Series on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics

AVT-235 lecture series on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Computational Fluid DynamicsThe AVT-235 on "Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Computational Fluid Dynamics" was held at the von Karman Institute in Belgium from September 15-19, 2014. This lecture series covered topics from recent advances in efficient UQ algorithms, robust/reliable optimization and epistemic UQ to applications.

HFM RTG-226 Visits KFOR for Data Collection

HFM RTG-226 Visits KFOR for Data CollectionThe personnel compositions of defence organizations are unique – comprised of integrated military and civilian workforces who, although often working closely together (e.g., at headquarters, on bases, on operations, in military educational institutions), are governed by different personnel management systems and have very distinct cultures. These factors can affect the nature of collaboration between these two groups, and ultimately influence both employee well-being and organizational effectiveness.

3rd Meeting of IST-130-ST on Method for Architecture Definition and Evaluation in-line with NATO Architecture Framework

4-5 September: 3rd Meeting of IST-130-ST on Method for Architecture Definition and Evaluation in-line with NATO Architecture FrameworkThe IST-130 Specialist Team (ST) met on 4-5 September at the NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, to hold their third official team meeting.

Cooperative Demonstration of Technology on Applications of Integrated Munitions Health Management by AVT-212 to be held in Brussels, Belgium from 15-16 October 2014

Applications of Integrated Munitions’ Health ManagementPrevious NATO STO activities conducted within Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT-119, AVT-160 and AVT-176) successfully described technologies to enable munitions’ health management within NATO countries.  The current AVT-212 IMHM activity seeks to articulate the common elements and collaborative capabilities of integrated systems which operate both within and across NATO countries.

Novel infrared laser technology for modern battlefield requirements

Novel infrared laser technology for modern battlefield requirementsThe SET-210 specialist meeting on infrared laser technology for modern battlefield requirements was held on the 24th and 25th of July at the Defence CBRN Centre near Salisbury in the UK.  46 attendees from 7 nations enjoyed a stimulating, exciting and condensed couple of days exchanging ideas, concepts and information on the latest developments in laser technology and discussing the needs of emerging and enduring military laser requirements.

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Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 10/11/2014 to 11/11/2014 - Spain)

Subscription for the NATO Simulation Resource Library (NSRL) Prototype (MSG-NSRL - 01/06/2014 to 30/12/2014 - France)

Subscription to International Military Metrology Conference Library (MSG-IMMC - 14/08/2014 to 01/01/2015 - France)

C2 to Simulation Interoperability (C2SIMI)  (MSG-138 - 22/10/2014 to 22/10/2014 - United States)

Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 01/12/2014 to 01/12/2014 - Netherlands)

Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 03/12/2014 to 03/12/2014 - Poland)

Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 04/12/2014 to 05/12/2014 - Italy)

Symposium on "Information Operations for Influence " (SAS-105 - 05/11/2014 to 07/11/2014 - Netherlands)

Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 08/12/2014 to 09/12/2014 - Estonia)

Specialists Meeting on "Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats" (SCI-278 - to - Germany)

Lecture Series on "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments" (SET-214 - 12/01/2015 to 13/01/2015 - Spain)

Lecture Series on "Radar and SAR systems for airborne and space-base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-191 - 13/11/2014 to 14/11/2014 - France)

Lecture Series on "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments" (SET-214 - 15/01/2015 to 16/01/2015 - Germany)

Lecture Series on "Radar and SAR systems for airborne and space-base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-191 - 17/11/2014 to 18/11/2014 - United States)

Lecture Series on "Radar and SAR systems for airborne and space-base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-191 - 20/11/2014 to 21/11/2014 - Canada)

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Symposium on "Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care " (HFM-249 - 20/04/2015 to 22/04/2015 - Poland)

Symposium on "Information Fusion (Hard and Soft) for ISR " (IST-SET-126 - 04/05/2015 to 05/05/2015 - United States)

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NATO News

  • 30 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO tracks large-scale Russian air activity in Europe
    NATO detected and monitored four groups of Russian military aircraft conducting significant military manoeuvers in European airspace over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean, and Black Sea on 28 and 29 October 2014. These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace.
  • 29 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General to visit Greece
    The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Athens on Thursday 30 October 2014.
  • 28 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO’s Military Committee recognizes Montenegro’s progress in military and institutional reform
    The NATO Military Committee, NATO's highest military authority, led by General Bartels, Chairman of the Military Committee, visited Montenegro on 27-28 October 2014 at the invitation of the Montenegrin Chief of General Staff, Admiral Dragan Samardžic. During the visit General Bartels met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Milo Djukanovic, the Minister of Defence, Prof Milica Pejanovic-Djurosic PhD and the Chief of General Staff, Admiral Dragan Samardžic.
  • 28 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Deputy Secretary General praises South Korea as a partner
    NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow on Tuesday (28 October 2014) praised the Republic of Korea’s “valuable contributions” to improving international security. In a speech to the North East Asia Peace and Co-operation Initiative Forum (NAPCI) in Seoul, Ambassador Vershbow thanked the Republic, one of NATO’s global partners, for its work in Afghanistan and off the Horn of Africa.
  • 28 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General speech: ‘A unique Alliance with a clear course’
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered a speech at the German Marshall Fund on Tuesday (28 October 2014) setting out three priorities to ensure the Alliance is able to address current and future security challenges: keeping NATO strong, working with partners to bring more stability to NATO’s neighbourhood, and keeping the bond between Europe and North America “rock solid” with Allies on both sides of the Atlantic playing their full part.
  • 27 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General congratulates the people of Ukraine on parliamentary elections
    I congratulate the people of Ukraine for exercising their right to vote in largely peaceful parliamentary elections. As stated by international observers, despite difficult conditions, the elections were in line with international standards.
  • 24 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO and senior Afghan officials welcome enhanced relationship
    A delegation of senior representatives of the new Afghan administration met Alliance officials to review defence and security objectives during a visit to NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium from 20 to 24 October.
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