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.

Integrating Modelling & Simulation in the Defence Acquisition Lifecycle and Military Training Curriculum

MSG-126 MULTI-WORKSHOP, Washington DC, 23-24 Oct 2014The NMSG 2014 Multi-Workshop intends to highlight topics in the areas of Defence Acquisition, Military Training and the provision of M&S as a service (MSaaS) since the current state-of-the-art as well as emerging capabilities in M&S are increasingly able to integrate across the full acquisition life-cycle, military training curriculum and MSaaS.

SET-163 - Aspects of Multi-Parameter Radar ATR in Complex Environments

SET-163 – “Aspects of Multi-Parameter Radar ATR in Complex Environments”

As future military operations of all types are involving more complex environments, it is mandatory to avoid high casualty rates among both combatants and non-combatants, and collateral damage, as this may complicate or defeat the goal of NATO´s involvement and reduce local support. This requires the accurate identification and location of vehicles and personnel, preferably from a distance, that may constitute a threat. Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) using imaging radar would provide an aid to both the decision maker and the war fighter against the asymmetric threats, and towards enhanced situational awareness and persistent surveillance.

The main objective of the Group, that completed its work in June, was the development and the evaluation of Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) techniques and capabilities in a complex environment, such as urban areas and harbors with strong and manifold background clutter.

HFM-252 Research Task Group on Aircrew Neck Pain

HFM-252 Research Task Group 252 on “Aircrew Neck Pain”NATO nations’ aircrews continue to report neck pain that impact not only their mission performance and effectiveness but also their health.  In December 2013, the HFM Panel approved a new Research Task Group (RTG): HFM 252 on Aircrew Neck Pain who conducted their first meeting at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) on June 4 - 6, 2014.  The group will convene semi-annually over the next 3 years.

MEMS Technology for Vehicle Applications - Support Projects (Lithuania2s 10 year membership in AVT Panel)

Introducing the CSMS Concept to President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on a Multinational Exercise in LithuaniaIn the spring of 2014 Lithuania celebrated 10 years of NATO membership. The anniversary also marks a period in the transition and collaborative integration of scientists and engineers from Lithuania in the NATO RTO/STO community, NATO’s premier forum for S&T cooperation among its Member Nations.

SAS-106 symposium on Cyber Defence and Security

SAS-106 symposium on Cyber Defence and SecurityWith gracious assistance and support from members of the Estonian Ministry of Defence and activity co-chairs Ms. Melanie Bernier (CAN) and Ms. Piret Pernik (EST), the SAS Panel conducted an extremely successful symposium on Cyber Defence and Security at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tallinn on 9-10 June 2014.

SCI-268 Specialists Meeting: NATO Space: S&T Developments to Enhance Resiliency and Effectiveness of NATO Operations

SCI-268 Specialists’ Meeting: NATO Space: S&T Developments to Enhance Resiliency and Effectiveness of NATO OperationsThe SCI Panel held its SCI-268 Specialists’ Meeting “NATO Space: S&T Developments to Enhance Resiliency and Effectiveness of NATO Operations” at the Advanced Logistics Technology Engineering Center (ALTEC) in Torino, Italy from 17 - 19 June, 2014.

Co-chaired by Dr. Don Lewis (USA) and LTC Giovanni Sembenini (ITA), the activity was organized by a planning committee that included representatives from Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States.

Lecture Series AVT-235 on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Lecture Series AVT-235 on “Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics”The Lecture Series AVT-235 on “Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics” was held at Stanford University, CA, USA from June 2nd to 3rd, 2014. This 2-day lecture series focuses on methods for uncertainty quantification in computational science.

NATO Allied Simulation Interoperability

NATO Allied Simulation InteroperabilityThe NMSG supported SISO’s third M&S seminar on 19 May 2014, which was held in conjunction with the International Training and Education Conference and exhibition ITEC 2014 at the Cologne Messe, Germany, from 20-22 May. SISOds full-day seminar attracted strong participation from M&S users, customers and suppliers representing many nations.

The Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel conducted its 33rd Panel Business Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 12 16 May 2014

The Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel conducted its 33rd Panel Business Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 12 – 16 May 2014Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel conducted its 33rd Panel Business Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 12 – 16 May 2014.  The meeting was attended by thirty-three Panel members, Mr Rene LaRose, Collaboration Support Office (CSO) Director and representatives from the NATO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), SCI and Applied Vehicle Technologies (AVT) Task Groups, and the United States Air Force.

System Analysis and Studies Panel 33rd Panel Business Meeting, Ecole Militaire, Paris, France on April 23-25, 2014

The System Analysis and Studies (SAS) Panel held its 32nd Panel Business Meeting (PBM) at the renowned École Militaire in Paris, France on April 23 – 25, 2014. The System Analysis and Studies (SAS) Panel held its 33rd Panel Business Meeting (PBM) at the renowned École Militaire in Paris, France on April 23 – 25, 2014.  The meeting was attended by nearly 50 persons from 19 NATO nations, the NATO Office of the Chief Scientist, the Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, and the NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO).  Additionally, SAS expanded its reach into its growing collaboration with Partnership for Peace nations by hosting attendees from Sweden and Finland.

33rd IST Panel Business Meeting, NCIA, The Hague, The Netherlands, 12-16 May 2014

33rd IST Panel Business Meeting, NCIA, The Hague, The Netherlands, 12-16 May 2014The Information Systems & Technology (IST) Panel held its business week from 12th to 16th May 2014 at the NATO Communications and Information Agency, in The Hague, The Netherlands. In parallel to the PBM, the IST-104-RTG-50 Cognitive Radio in NATO II met for three days.

IST-123 Symposium on Cognitive Radios and Future Networks, The Hague, The Netherlands, 12-13 May 2014

12-13 May: IST-123 Symposium on “Cognitive Radios and Future Networks”, The Hague, The NetherlandsThe IST-123 Symposium addressed several key topics in the development and use of CRs (Cognitive Radios) and future military networks. CR and Future Networks in combination are envisaged as providing the underpinnings for the next generation radio communications networks of the NATO and Partner nations, and should enable them to share information efficiently and robustly over networks composed of heterogeneous devices, many with bandwidth-limited channels.

NATO Modelling and Simulation Group at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC) and Exhibition 2014

NATO Modelling and Simulation Group at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC) and Exhibition 2014Experts from around the world met between 20th and 22nd of May 2014 at the annual International Training and Education Conference (ITEC) 2014 held at Köln Messe convention centre, in Cologne, Germany. The NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) of the STO was one of the 120+ exhibitors and presented M&S related achievements in NATO to the wider M&S community.

SCI-256 Task Group Investigates Non-linear Junction Detection for Counter-IED Applications

SCI-256 Task Group Investigates Non-linear Junction Detection for Counter-IED Applications The use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) is so widespread that IED will remain a global and enduring threat. IEDs and other types of on- and off-route threats, such as landmines and emplaced explosive hazards, restrict freedom of maneuver and put both troops and equipment at risk.

SET-213 Specialists Meeting on Compressed Sensing for Radar/SAR and EO/IR imaging and 33rd SET Panel Business Meeting, Spring 2014 Tallinn, Estonia

12-16 May: SET-213 Specialists’ Meeting on “Compressed Sensing for Radar/SAR and EO/IR imaging” and 33rd SET Panel Business Meeting, Spring 2014 – Tallinn, Estonia.The Sensors and Electronics Technology (SET) Panel held its 2014 Spring business week from 12-16 May 2014 at the Meriton Grand Conference & SPA Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. The first two days of the week have been devoted the SET-213 Specialists’ Meeting (SM) on “Compressed Sensing for Radar/SAR and EO/IR imaging”. The meeting was attended by 60 people from 17 Nations, and presented contributions from 25 speakers (1 from CMRE) and 3 keynote speakers from 7 Nations .

Upcoming STO Events

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

Specialists Meeting on "Scarcity of Rare Earth Materials for Electrical Power Systems" (AVT-231 - 13/10/2014 to 15/10/2014 - Belgium)

Fall 2014 AVT Panel Meeting Week Registration for AVT Panel Members, Technical Team Members and Invited Guests  (AVT-34TH PMW - 13/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Belgium)

Continuing Airworthiness of Ageing Aircraft Systems  (AVT-222 - 13/10/2014 to 15/10/2014 - Belgium)

Cooperative Demonstrations of Technology (CDT) - Application of Integrated Munition Health Management (IMHM): Developing Methodologies for Implementation (AVT-212 - 15/10/2014 to 16/10/2014 - Belgium)

Cross-Domain Integrated System Health Management Capability  (AVT-223 - 16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Belgium)

Specialists Meeting on "Next Generation Greener Energetics and their Management" (AVT-243 - 16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Belgium)

Lecture Series on "Development of Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Severely Burnt Patients " (HFM-246 - 08/09/2014 to 09/09/2014 - Belgium)

Symposium on "State-of-the-Art in Research on Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Agents" (HFM-239 - 13/10/2014 to 15/10/2014 - Lithuania)

Lecture Series on "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Application in an Operational Military Setting " (HFM-245 - 20/10/2014 to 21/10/2014 - Belgium)

Lecture Series on "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Application in an Operational Military Setting " (HFM-245 - 23/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 - Portugal)

Symposium on "Cyber Security Science and Engineering " (IST-122 - 13/10/2014 to 14/10/2014 - Estonia)

34th IST Panel Business Meeting  (IST-34PBM - 15/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Estonia)

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)

NMSG 34th Business Meeting - Fall 2014  (MSG-34THBM - 20/10/2014 to 22/10/2014 - United States)

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

Symposium on "Integrating Modelling & Simulation in the Defence Acquisition Lifecycle and Military Training Curriculum" (MSG-126 - 23/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 - United States)

Lecture Series on "Application of Verification and Validation of Models, Simulations and Data" (MSG-123 - 24/09/2014 to 25/09/2014 - Italy)

Symposium on "8th Operations Research & Analysis Conference " (SAS-ACT - 20/10/2014 to 21/10/2014 - Czech Republic)

SAS Panel Business Meeting, Fall 2014 (SAS-PBM-34 - 22/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 - Czech Republic)

SCI-34th PBM, Brussels, Belgium, 20-24 October 2014.  (SCI-34THPBM - 20/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 - Belgium)

34th Panel Business Meeting (SET-34TH PBM - 01/10/2014 to 03/10/2014 - Germany)

Lecture Series on "Radar and SAR systems for airborne and space-base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-191 - 10/11/2014 to 11/11/2014 - Romania)

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 "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)

Specialists Meeting on "Novel Infrared Laser Technology for Modern Battelfield Requirements" (SET-210 - 24/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 - United Kingdom)

Specialists Meeting on "Waveform Diversity " (SET-204 - 29/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 - Germany)

2014 STB Symposium on Autonomous Systems  (STB-005S - 15/09/2014 to 15/09/2014 - Slovakia)

Fall 2014 STB and Associated Meetings  (STB-005 - 15/09/2014 to 19/09/2014 - Slovakia)

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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)

Future Internet Architectures for Military Networks  (IST-120 - 29/01/2014 to 30/01/2014 - Norway)

NATO News

  • 29 Aug. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General statement after the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission
    We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, following the serious escalation of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. The meeting was held at Ukraine’s request.
  • 28 Aug. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO releases satellite imagery showing Russian combat troops inside Ukraine
    NATO’s Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium on Thursday (28 August 2014) released new satellite imagery that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. "Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brigadier General Nico Tak, Director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre at Allied Command Operations. "The satellite images released today provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” he said.
  • 27 Aug. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Secretary General's Pre-Summit Press Conference
  • 26 Aug. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General welcomes last ISAF Command handover
    Today, General John F. Campbell assumed command of ISAF from General Joseph F. Dunford. I wish him every success and I look forward to working closely with him.
  • 25 Aug. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Statement by NATO Secretary General on the so-called elections in Abkhazia, Georgia
    NATO does not recognise the election held on 24 August in the Georgian region of Abkhazia.
  • 22 Aug. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General condemns entry of Russian convoy into Ukraine
    I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those made recently in Berlin and Geneva, and a further violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia. It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel. The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists.
  • 14 Aug. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General to visit Denmark
    The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will travel to Copenhagen on Thursday 14 August.
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Collaboration Support OfficeFormerly known as the RTA, the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) supports the Collaborative business model of the new Science and Technology Organization (STO). NATO Nations and partner Nations contribute their national resources to define, conduct and promote cooperative research and information exchange.

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