Novel infrared laser technology for modern battlefield requirements
The 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
The 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
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
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)
In 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
With 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
The 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
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
The 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
Systems 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 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
The 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
The 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
Experts 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
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
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 .
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Cross-Domain Integrated System Health Management Capability (AVT-223 - 16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Belgium)
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Specialists Meeting on "Novel Infrared Laser Technology for Modern Battelfield Requirements" (SET-210 - 24/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 - United Kingdom)
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- 28 Jul. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Wales Summit: Just a week to go for media to accredit
There is just one week to go for media professionals to apply for accreditation for this September’s NATO Summit in Wales. The deadline for applications is midday (Central European Time) on Monday 4 August, 2014.
- 25 Jul. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Chairman of the Military Committee delivers the inauguration address to NATO Defense College graduates
General Bartels, Chairman of the Military Committee, attended the graduation ceremony of the Senior Course Leaders class today, 25 July 2014, as well as the Change of Command ceremony, at the NATO Defense College (NDC) in Rome, Italy. In attendance were Ambassadors from participating countries and high ranking civilian and military officials.
- 17 Jul. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General statement on the crash of Malaysia Airlines aircraft
I am profoundly shocked and saddened by the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft in Ukraine today, with the loss of many lives.
- 16 Jul. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Russia’s accusations - setting the record straight
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has led to Russia’s international isolation, including NATO’s suspension of all practical cooperation with Russia. To divert attention away from its actions, Russia has levelled a series of accusations against NATO which are based on misrepresentations of the facts and ignore the sustained effort that NATO has put into building a partnership with Russia. Russia has also made baseless attacks on the legitimacy of the Ukrainian authorities and has used force to seize part of Ukraine’s territory. This document, released by NATO on Wednesday (16 July 2014) sets the record straight.
- 14 Jul. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Publication of International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN) report on NATO Defense College
NATO is releasing the first audit report of IBAN in its history. The North Atlantic Council (Council) decided that in accordance with basic principles of transparency and accountability that as of 1 January 2014 the reports of the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN) together with any related financial statements should be disclosed to the public on a case by case basis. On 14 July 2014 the Council agreed that the IBAN report on the Financial Statements of the NATO Defense College for the year ended 31 December 2013 would be made available to the public.
- 11 Jul. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Emerging security challenges debated at Global Media Forum
Cyber defence, energy security and scientific cooperation were among the topics discussed at this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum agenda in Bonn. Alliance officials engaged with an international audience to examine current security threats and NATO’s response to them. The theme of the forum was ''From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media''.
- 11 Jul. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Liaison Officer in Central Asia visits Kyrgyzstan
NATO Liaison Officer in Central Asia Alexander Vinnikov visited Kyrgyzstan from 9 to 11 July. It was the fourth visit to the country since his appointment in 2013.
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