Kick-off meeting HFM-259 Research Task Group Human Systems Integration Approach to Cyber Security
Our lives are being built around digital networks, with social media as a recent development. Interventions to these networks pose a real threat to the NATO nation’s security and to the Alliance. The challenge is to minimize the risks of cyber as a threat. For that reason we need to develop a better understanding what psychosocial, cultural, conceptual and organizational dimensions impact the cyber space as an Alliance-wide and common approach to cyber defense capability development.
New Leadership for Collaborative S&T in NATO
Mr. Shaffer serves as the Director, NATO Collaboration Support Office in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating and synchronizing the Science and Technology (S&T) collaboration between NATO member and partner Nations, comprising a network of more than 3000 scientists.
Fuel Cells and other Emerging Man portable Power Technologies for the NATO Warfighter
The Warfighter of today has become increasingly dependent on electronics to achieve superiority on the battlefield, from small man wearable devices to unmanned vehicles to command centers at forward operating bases. Currently the energy required to operate these electronic devices is provided by either a battery or an internal combustion engine. However, reliance on these forms of power generation is becoming increasingly problematic. Use of batteries creates large and expensive logistical footprints while diesel generators are noisy, maintenance intensive, and consume large amounts of fossil fuels. Recent advances in fuel cell technology have made this form of energy a potential source for the generation of electricity.
Intelligence and Autonomy in Robotics
Over the last decade significant progress has been achieved in the autonomy of mobile robots and unmanned vehicles. Due to advances in 3D sensing, motion planning and navigation, safe and reliable operation of autonomous military trucks will very soon be possible. Current research on semantic environment perception, mobile manipulation, and mission planning will enable mobile robots to perform task autonomously in the future that can only be carried out using tele-operation today, like e.g. EOD and reconnaissance missions with robots.
AVT-241 Specialists Meeting on Technological and Operational Problems Connected with Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) Application for Future Military Operations
In the near future more than 50% of population will live in urban areas. The development of military operation methods, especially in urban and asymmetric operations, will require new equipment and methods to reduce the loss of soldiers’ and civilians’ lives. These methods also relate to unmanned systems development by enabling the application of advanced technology for ISTAR (Information, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance), transportation, protection and precision strikes on enemy positions/objects.
SCI-272 COM Flight Testing Technical Team (FT3) semi-annual meeting
SCI-272 COM Flight Testing Technical Team (FT3) conducted their semi-annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada, on 14-15 May 2015. FT3 held the two day meeting at the facilities at National Research Council – Canada (NRC-C). FT3 honored the departure of two members – Mr. Dennis Morley (GBR) and Lt. Alessandro DIArgenio (ITA). Additionally, the committee welcomed three new members who recently joined the team – Mr. Jeremy Newsome (GBR), Capt. Gian Luca Greco (ITA), and Mr. Bryan Carrothers (CAN).
SCI-269 RSY Flight Testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems
The SCI-269 Symposium on “Flight Testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems” was held at the John F. Diefenbaker Building in Ottawa, Canada on 12 and 13 May 2015. Fourteen different NATO Nations and Partner for Peace Nation Sweden along with industry, government and academia representatives were present for the symposium.
Systems Concepts and Integration 35th Panel Business Meeting
Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel conducted their 35th Panel Business Meeting in Ottawa, Canada from 11 – 15 May 2015. The meeting was attended by thirty-one Panel members, Mr. Rene LaRose, Collaboration Support Office (CSO) Director, Ms. Kelly Edwards, STO-CSO Editor and Publisher, Mr. Johannes De Nijs, ACT representative, representatives from SCI’s Flight Testing Technical Team (FT3) and Canadian SCI activity leaders.
Russell Cummings and Andreas Schuette Win AIAA 2015 International Cooperation Award
Honored for Outstanding Leadership of an International Team within the NATO Science & Technology Organization Exploring Stability of Air and Sea Vehicles
March 9, 2015 – Reston, Va. – Dr. Russell Cummings, an AIAA Associate Fellow, and a professor of aeronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Andreas Schuette, an AIAA Senior Member, and research engineer at the Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology at the German Aerospace Center, have won the 2015 AIAA International Cooperation Award.
SCI-258 RTG Scientific Support to NNAG Above Water Warfare Capability Group (AWWCG)
SCI-258 RTG Scientific Support to NNAG Above Water Warfare Capability Group (AWWCG) conducted their spring meeting at the Hague, TNO in March. The meeting was conducted with members of SET-203 RTG Ship Radar Signature Management System Accuracy, Sensitivity and Confidence Level who continue to work closely with SCI on maritime activities.
NATO SET-198/RTG on Visible Laser Dazzle Effects and Protection
The purpose of this activity is to develop and validate models of laser dazzle to predict its impact upon target discrimination tasks for human vision and visible waveband sensors.
Here we report on a field trial, performed to gain data of dazzled sensors in order to evaluate recognition algorithms.
The growing proliferation of laser illumination events is generating concern for the protection of personnel and also sensors. In order to understand in detail the impact of laser dazzling, i.e. visual disability resulting in reduction of operational capability, it is crucial to have the capability to model such situations.
HFM-249 Symposium on Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care
We have gained a vast amount of knowledge from the operations of the last decade. Although the development of body armour dramatically has reduced the injuries to the torso, improvements in casualty care management has contributed to the reduction in fatalities. In a military setting, extremity injuries now dominate. The Survival from battlefield injury has increased to 90%. The majority of deaths occur before reaching a medical treatment facility. In accordance, most of the research and new technologies address the acute management of the casualties.
SCI-273 RTG Guidelines for Toxicity Testing of Smokes, Obscurants and Pyrotechnic Mixtures
SCI-273 RTG Guidelines for Toxicity Testing of Smokes, Obscurants, and Pyrotechnic Mixtures conducted their fourth meeting in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) on 27-28 April 2015. Five different nations from NATO (Estonia, France, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States) and Partnership for Peace Nation Finland were represented during the session. During the two-day meeting, Task Group Chair Ms. Florence Fedou focused the participants on assessing on-going work and determining expectations for future progress.
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- 31 Jul. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General Statement on Defence Capacity Building Package for Iraq
NATO Allies have just agreed on a defence capacity building package for Iraq. It will help strengthen the country’s security and defence sector by providing support in areas where NATO is best-placed to add value. This decision, taken today by the North Atlantic Council, underscores NATO’s commitment to deepening our partnership with Iraq.
- 29 Jul. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Enhanced cyber defence cooperation in the South Caucasus and Black Sea region
Critical infrastructures and government services rely increasingly on Information Technology (IT) and this dependence has raised concerns about the vulnerability of such infrastructures to cyber threats. As cyber attacks become more prominent and conventionally used, new defence strategies, adaptive approaches and enhanced cooperation are required.
- 28 Jul. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - North Atlantic Council Meeting
Following Turkey’s request for Article 4 consultations, the North Atlantic Council will meet at Ambassadorial level today - Tuesday 28th July 2015 at 11h00 a.m. at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
- 28 Jul. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Statement by the North Atlantic Council following meeting under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty
The North Atlantic Council met today at Turkey’s request to hold consultations under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty, which states that “the parties will consult whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence, or security of any of the parties is threatened.”
- 28 Jul. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO expresses strong solidarity with Turkey at special meeting of the North Atlantic Council
Ambassadors of all 28 NATO Allies met in the North Atlantic Council on Tuesday (28 July 2015) following a request by Turkey for consultations under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty. Turkey requested the meeting in view of the recent serious terrorist attacks on its territory. All Allies condemned the attacks and expressed condolences to the Turkish government and the families of the victims. They stressed that NATO is following developments very closely on the Alliance’s south-eastern border, and stands “in strong solidarity with Turkey.”
- 27 Jul. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO launches English language training for Uzbek officers
A new English language training course for Uzbek officers will begin next week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Up to 15 competitively selected candidates will undergo the six-month pilot programme focusing on military terminology.
- 26 Jul. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Secretary General announces North Atlantic Council to meet following Turkey's request for Article 4 consultations
The North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 28 NATO Allies, will meet on Tuesday 28 July, following a request by Turkey to hold consultations under article 4 of NATO's founding Washington Treaty.
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