SET-228 Specialists Meeting on Radar Imaging for Target Identification
The SET-228 Specialists’ Meeting (SM) on “Radar Imagining for Target Identification” was convened from 19-20 October in Pisa Italy. Over 100 participants from 10 countries exchanged results of previous SET RTG efforts in measuring radar cross section of small UAVs (SET-180), multi-static imaging of non-cooperative targets (SET-196), and Model based SAR ATR (SET-215). In addition, there were several presentations and posters on emerging technologies, closely related to the SM interests.
Meet the NATO CSO Delegation at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando FL from 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2015!
The CSO delegation coming from Paris, France this year will include the CSO Director, the Head of the NATO M&S Coordination Office and the Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Panel Executive.
Current and former Chairs of the NMSG, HFM and SCI Panels will also be present at the event and can be met at the NATO Booth.
Information Systems Technology Panel 36th Business Meeting
The Information Systems Technology Panel held its 36th meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 14th to 16th October.
This meeting was held in conjunction with the IST-133 Specialists’ Meeting on Visual Analytics – Cyber Security, as well as the meeting of the IST-110 Task Group on Visualization for Analysis.
Kick-off meeting HFM-251 Research Task Group Occupational Cardiology in Military Aircrew
HFM-251 RTG on “Occupational Cardiology in Military Aircrew” conducted their first meeting in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) on 24-25 September 2015.
36th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Fall 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
The Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel held its Fall Panel Business Week (PBW) from 12th to 16th of October 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. With more than 440 engineers, scientists, industry and government representatives from 23 out of 28 NATO Nations, plus four Partner Nations, attending the Fall PBW this was the biggest AVT Meeting Week of its kind.
Range Contamination Specialists Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic (AVT-244-RSM-036)
Military readiness is critical to NATO and our allies. For combat units, this requires live-fire training with munitions that contain environmentally hazardous constituents. To control risks and sustain ranges, AVT-244 assembled a platform of experts who presented papers on the current state of the art in topics related to range contamination.
SET-221 Active Passive Electro-Optic Infrared Automatic Target Recognition Lecture Series
The SET-221 Active Passive Electro-Optic Infrared (EO-IR) Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) lecture series was held at Ft. Belvoir, VA, United States of America on 11-12 June 2015. Its purpose was to provide an overview of the state of the art in this technology area. Ten lectures were provided by Germany through pre-recorded video, UK and the USA. The passive EO-IR systems discussed operated in the visible, near infrared shortwave infrared (SWIR), midwave infrared (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR). The active systems discussed utilized either two-dimensional or three-dimensional imagery. The platforms for which these systems were designed were Soldier-borne for ground, vehicle-borne and airborne. The target sets ranged from personnel, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), vehicles and missiles. The lecture series was chaired by Mr. Robert Hintz of the U.S.
Mission Effectiveness of Denial and Deception
16 September 2015: The SCI-200 Research Task Group (RTG) on “Mission Effectiveness of Denial and Deception” was presented with the 2015 STO Scientific Achievement Award on the occasion of the Fall 2015 Science and Technology Board Meeting (STB) in Tirana, Albania.
Inspection of culverts on the presence of Improvised Explosive Devices
The NATO STO SCI-256 Task Group ‘Route threat detection and clearance technologies’ conducted a demonstration of culvert inspection technologies in the week of 5 - 9 October at a test site of SWEDEC, the Swedish Demining and EOD Centre. The objective of SCI-256 is to investigate the potential and limitations of technologies for countering the on- and off-route threat, such as landmines, IEDs and emplaced explosive hazards.
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Symposium on "Information Fusion (Hard and Soft) for ISR" (IST-SET-126 - 04/05/2015 to 05/05/2015 - United States)
Specialists Meeting on "Intelligence & Autonomy (Robotics) " (IST-127 - 06/10/2015 to 08/10/2015 - Germany)
Cyber Attack Detection, Forensics and Attribution for Assessment of Mission Impact (IST-128 - 15/06/2015 to 17/06/2015 - Turkey)
Symposium on "Considerations for Space and Space-Enabled Capabilities in NATO Coalition Operations " (SCI-283 - 17/05/2016 to 18/05/2016 - United Kingdom)
- 27 Nov. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Visit to NATO by Prime Minister of Turkey
The Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, will visit the NATO Headquarters on Monday, 30 November 2015. He will meet with the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg.
- 26 Nov. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General calls for modernising the rule-book of European security
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called for a modernised rule-book for European security. In an opinion-editorial published in seven European newspapers (Le Figaro, El Pais, La Repubblica, Le Soir, Die Welt, Tages-Anzeiger, and Tribune de Genève) on Thursday (26 November 2015), the Secretary General argues that today’s unpredictable security environment requires new and strengthened measures to avoid unintended military escalation or confrontation. Mr. Stoltenberg’s proposals include snap inspections for snap exercises, more transparency for military activities, and a modernised regime negotiated within the OSCE framework. Any use of this opinion piece should give attribution to the publishing outlets.
- 26 Nov. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO welcomes Georgia’s positive progress on reforms
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgia’s positive democratic reforms on Tuesday (24 November 2015) in talks with the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, David Bakradze, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs David Dondua. The ministers met the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, before participating in a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission.
- 26 Nov. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Secretary General’s pre-ministerial press conference
- 25 Nov. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO discusses Montenegro’s path to membership
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed Montenegro’s path to membership on Wednesday (25 November 2015) in talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšic and Defence Minister, Professor Milica Pejanovic-Đurišic. The ministers met the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, before participating in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.
- 24 Nov. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Visit to NATO Headquarters of the State Minister of Georgia on European & Euro-Atlantic Integration and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
The State Minister of Georgia on European & Euro-Atlantic Integration, Mr. David Bakradze and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. David Dondua, will visit NATO on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. They will meet with NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg and will participate in a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission.
- 24 Nov. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Visit to NATO by the President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniaą
The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov on Tuesday, 24 November 2015.