Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care

Meeting Announcement of HFM-249 SYMPOSIUM on “Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care”, Warsaw, Poland on  20 – 22 April 2015 Meeting Announcement of HFM-249 SYMPOSIUM on “Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care”, Warsaw, Poland on  20 – 22 April 2015

This three-day symposium will explore the NATO-mandated tenet of providing high-quality medical care to deployed military personnel in all arenas across the globe. The NATO leadership has indeed mandated, and our populaces expect, that to the maximum extent possible, the medical care provided to our deployed military personnel will be of the same standard as they could receive in their home countries.

Continuous Planning Process and Decision Support

Meeting Announcement of IST-ET-084 on Continuous Planning Process and Decision Support - 17-18 February 2015 in FranceThe objective of IST-ET-084 (ET stands for Exploratory Team) is to define the most appropriate STO activity to be launched in 2016 to examine the status of NATO’s ability to carry out dynamic planning and execution (this should consider both centrally provided capability as well as that of participating nations); identify capability gaps; explore available, and needed technologies as well as procedures; and, identify suitable intervention options.

New NMSG Transatlantic Live Demonstration at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2014

New NMSG Transatlantic Live Demonstration at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2014Approximately 14,000 visitors, exhibitors and delegates met during first week of December at the annual worldIs largest Modelling, Simulation and Training Conference (I/ITSEC) held in Orlando Florida. NATO STO’s Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) was one of the 400+ exhibitors presenting its activities to the wider M&S community.

SCI-278 Specialists Meeting on Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats

SCI-278 Specialists’ Meeting on “Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats” The SCI-278 Specialists’ Meeting on “Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats” was held at the Julius-Leber-Kaserne in Berlin, Germany from 1-2 December 2014. Ten different NATO nations were represented during the two day meeting to include Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.

SCI-224 RTG EO and IR-Countermeasures against Anti-Ship Missiles

SCI-224 RTG EO and IR-Countermeasures against Anti-Ship Missiles conducted their fall meeting at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on December 9-11 2014.SCI-224 RTG EO and IR-Countermeasures against Anti-Ship Missiles conducted their fall meeting at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on December 9-11 2014.   This latest gathering is SCI 224’s sixth meeting and focused on modeling countermeasures against anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM).

High Energy Laser Weapons: Tactical Employment in the Shared Battlespace

High Energy Laser Weapons: Tactical Employment in the Shared Battlespace Weapons based on High Energy Lasers (HEL) have made considerable progress in recent years and it is likely that one or more NATO countries will field such capabilities in the near future.  The NATO S&T board recently approved the standup of an SCI Task Group, SCI-264,  to examine the tactical implications of these next-generation weapons with a focus on issues associated with employment in the shared NATO battlespace.  The kickoff meeting for SCI-264 was held on 5-7 November 2014 at the STO Collaboration Support Office facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

NATO SET-153 RTG on Multi-Sensor Integration for Urban Operations

SET-153 “Multi-Sensor Integration for Urban Operations” 2009-2013The objectives of SET-153 were to collect an international data set of varied sensors in a realistic urban environment, to demonstrate sensor/technology performance in urban terrain and study integration, data fusion and cooperation of sensors at the platoon tactical level.  Seven Nations participated in the Group:  Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US.  

The Group evaluated multiple Urban training areas within NATO for suitability in conducting a field trial and selected Bonnland in Hammelburg, Germany based on the realism of this former German village.

M&S world is a boiling cauldron... But If not NMSG, then WHO?

During the last 30 days the M&S Community in NATO has been participating in numerous activities. This is hard evidence of the good health of NMSG and its promising short/medium-term future with a lot of new challenges.
Among them we cannot omit mentioning the 34th NMSG Fall BM and the MSG-126 Multi-Workshop held in Washington DC from 22nd to 26th October with the presence of CSO Director Mr René La Rose. Dr Walter Jones, of the Office of Naval Research and US representative to the STB gave welcome to the attendants and the Keynotes Speaker who spoke during BM was Mr Wayne Fujito (NDIA, former, and now honorary Chairman of NIAG).

The Impact of the Scarcity of Rare Earth Materials on Electrical Power Systems for NATO Applications

AVT-231 Specialists’ Meeting “Scarcity of Rare Earth Materials for Electrical Power Systems”The AVT-231 Specialists’ Meeting “Scarcity of Rare Earth Materials for Electrical Power Systems,” co-chaired by Rick Fingers (USA) and David Lecompte (BEL), brought together these experts from CAN, DEU, BEL, FRA, USA, GBR, AUS, GRC, EST, and NLD to discuss the issues associated with rare earth material and supply chain criticality.

IST-122 Symposium on Cyber Security Science and Engineering

Fall 2014 IST Panel Business Week in Tallinn, EstoniaFrom 13 to 17 October, the STO IST Panel Community gathered in Tallinn, Estonia for two important events.
 
First, on 13-14 October, the IST-122 Symposium on “Cyber Security Science and Engineering” was held under the chairmanship of MSc(Eng) Eric LUIIJF, NLD.

SAS-105 Symposium on Information Operations for Influence

SAS-105 Symposium on From 5 - 7 November 2014, the Systems Analysis and Studies Panel conducted its SAS-105 Symposium on "Information Operations for Influence" in Amersfoort, Netherlands at the Bernhard-Barracks, Netherlands Ministry of Defence.

SCI-272-COM Flight Testing Technical Team (FT3) conducted their semi-annual meeting

SCI-272-COM Flight Testing Technical Team (FT3) conducted their semi-annual meetingSCI-272-COM Flight Testing Technical Team (FT3) conducted their semi-annual meeting in Madrid, Spain on 7-9 October, 2014.  FT3 was started in the late 1960’s with its primary product being the AGARDograph (AG).  AGARDographs are technical reports generated by the test flight scientists and engineers and pilots.

Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel conducted their 34th Panel Business Meeting

Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel conducted their 34th Panel Business Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, from 20 – 24 October 2014.Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel conducted their 34th Panel Business Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, from 20 – 24 October 2014.  The meeting was attended by Panel members, Dr. Susanne Wirwille,  Head, Strategy and Policy Section, Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), Science and Technology Organization (STO) and Colonel James Greer, Collaboration Support Office (CSO) Assistant Director for Operations.

SMART MANAGEMENT OF MUNITIONS: AVT-212 Cooperative Demonstration of Technologies (CDT) for Integrated Munitions Health Management (IMHM) was held on October 15-16, 2014

Sketch of the MINERVE missile system demonstratorOn 15 and 16 October 2014 a Cooperative Demonstration of Technology (CDT) on Integrated Munitions Health Management (IMHM) was held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels sponsored by the NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO). The CDT was organised by the Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel being part of the Collaborative Support Office (CSO) and the Munitions Safety Information Analysis Centre (MSIAC) and supported by the NATO Chief Scientist, Major General Albert Husniaux.

34th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Fall 2014, Brussels, Belgium

Opening Ceremony of the 34th Fall AVT Panel Meeting 2014; AVT Chairman Dr.-Ing. Dennis Goege (right) presented the official NATO Trophy to Major General Marc Thys, the Director of the Systems Division of the Department of Material ResourcesThe Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel held its Spring Panel Business Week (PBW) from 13th to 17th of October 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. More than 490 engineers, scientists, industry and government representatives from 19 out of 28 NATO Nations, plus three Partner Nations, attended the 2014 Fall PBW of the AVT Panel.

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Specialists Meeting on "Advanced Aircraft Propulsion Systems" (AVT-230 - 20/04/2015 to 22/04/2015 - Poland)

Symposium on "Test Cell and Controls Instrumentation and EHM Technologies for Military Air, Land and Sea Turbine Engines" (AVT-229 - 20/04/2015 to 23/04/2015 - Poland)

Specialists Meeting on "Technological and Operational Problems Connected with UGV Application for Future Military Operations" (AVT-241 - 20/04/2015 to 22/04/2015 - Poland)

Spring 2015 AVT Panel Meeting Week for AVT Panel Members, Technical Team Members and Invited Guests to Technical Teams and Exploratory Teams  (AVT-35TH - 20/04/2015 to 24/04/2015 - Poland)

Technical Course on "Aerospace Medicine Going to extremes " (HFM-256 - 11/03/2015 to 13/03/2015 - Germany)

Lecture Series on "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Application in an Operational Military Setting " (HFM-245 - 19/03/2015 to 20/03/2015 - United States)

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

Subscription for the NATO Simulation Resource Library (NSRL) Prototype (MSG-NSRL - 01/11/2014 to 30/06/2015 - France)

NMSG 35th Business Meeting - Spring 2015 (MSG-35THBM - 25/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 - Estonia)

Lecture Series on "Systems of Systems Engineering for NATO Defence Applications " (SCI-276 - 08/06/2015 to 09/06/2015 - Germany)

Lecture Series on "Command and Reporting Standards and Associated Development Tools for UxS " (SCI-271 - 09/02/2015 to 10/02/2015 - Italy)

SCI-35th PBM, Ottawa, Canada, 11-15 May 2015. (SCI-35TH-PBM - 11/05/2015 to 15/05/2015 - Canada)

Lecture Series on "Systems of Systems Engineering for NATO Defence Applications " (SCI-276 - 11/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 - Bulgaria)

Lecture Series on "Command and Reporting Standards and Associated Development Tools for UxS " (SCI-271 - 12/02/2015 to 13/02/2015 - Belgium)

Symposium on "Flight Testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)" (SCI-269 - 12/05/2015 to 13/05/2015 - Canada)

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Symposium on "Advances in Health Informatics: Optimizing Health Protection and Care " (HFM-254 - 12/10/2015 to 14/10/2015 - France)

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

NATO News

  • 26 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission
    We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The meeting was held at Ukraine's request.
  • 26 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General meeting with the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs
    The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will have a meeting with EUHR Federica Mogherini today 26 January 2015.
  • 26 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission
    An extraordinary ambassadorial meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission will take place today at 14:00 at NATO Headquarters. The Secretary General of NATO as Chairman of the Commission will hold a press point afterwards.
  • 24 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General statement on the attack on Mariupol
    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sharply escalated, with indications of a large-scale offensive by Russian-backed separatists at multiple locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as well as against the city of Mariupol. This is in utter disregard of the ceasefire. The shelling of residential areas in the city of Mariupol from separatist-controlled territory has cost the lives of at least 20 civilians, and injured many more.
  • 23 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Science: NATO’s “third dimension”
    “Now the Alliance needs a third dimension: it needs not only a strong military dimension to provide for the common defence; not only a more profound political dimension, to shape a strategy of peace; but it also needs a social dimension (…) in this final third of the Twentieth Century through the humanities and science.”
  • 23 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - North Atlantic Council visits NATO cyber security centre
    Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the 28 Permanent Representatives to the North Atlantic Council visited NATO’s cyber defence centre at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Friday (23 January 2015).
  • 23 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General says KFOR is a success story in the Western Balkans
    During a visit to Pristina on Friday (23 January) the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that KFOR is a success story of cooperation between allies and partners.
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