Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Military Operational Setting
Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also known as concussion, as a consequence of battlefield blast exposure or blunt force trauma has been of increasing concern to militaries during recent conflicts. Consequently, the HFM-193 Research Task Group (RTG) was formed in 2009 with the objectives of providing some clarity to military medical leadership to inform their decisions in the management of deployment-related MTBI.
SET-196 Multichannel/Multistatic Radar Imaging of Non-cooperative Targets Joint Trials
The NATO SET 196 RTG on Multichannel/Multistatic Radar Imaging of Non-Cooperative Targets ran a five-day joint trial in Livorno. The aim of SET-196 RTG (and of these trials) is to investigate the improvement brought by multichannel/multistatic radar imaging in terms of image characteristics and their use for Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) systems. The trials were hosted by the Istituto Vallauri of the Italian Navy located in Livorno (Italy), which provided the logistics support. Representatives from eight nations participated in the trials. Ten radar systems were deployed that simultaneously acquired data of a number of maritime and air targets.
SET-204 Specialists Meeting on Waveform Diversity and 34th SET Panel Business Meeting, Fall 2014
The Sensors and Electronics Technology (SET) Panel held its 2014 Fall business week from 29 Sep to 3 Oct 2014 at the Esplanade Grand Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The first two days of the week have been devoted the SET-204 Specialists’ Meeting (SM) on “Waveform Diversity”. The meeting was attended by 63 people (13 Nations), and presented contributions from 20 speakers (9 Nations ).
The Panel Business Meeting was attended by 34 Panel Members from 20 Nations, 4 Member at Large and 10 guest-briefers. The session, open to Partners, was attended by representatives from Sweden and Finland.
5-7 November: SAS-105 Symposium on Information Operations for Influence and 1-9 December: SAS-103 Technical Courses titled Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis
From 5-7 November, SAS-105 will hold its Symposium on “Information Operations for Influence” at the Bernhard-Barracks, Netherlands Ministry of Defense, Amersfoort, Netherlands. Between 1-9 December, SAS will also conduct technical courses titled “Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis”.
STO's NMSG support to NATO CAX forum 2014
NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre Of Excellence newly organized the NATO Computer Assisted eXercise (CAX) Forum in the premises of the Turkish War Colleges Atatürk Wargaming and Convention Centre in Istanbul (TUR), 16-19 September 2014.
IST-131 Specialist Meeting on Distributed Data Analytics for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
The IST-131 Specialist Meeting on Distributed Data Analytics for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction will be held from 15th to 17th October 2014 in Lorton, VA. Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) is an international military and civilian effort requiring a coordinated international and interdisciplinary effort. WMDs are a domestic threat to all NATO nations as well as in theaters of operation. The most effective approach to CWMD is to detect and disrupt threats early in the threat cycle.
Applied Vehicle Technology Panel Lecture Series on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics
The AVT-235 on "Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Computational Fluid Dynamics" was held at the von Karman Institute in Belgium from September 15-19, 2014. This lecture series covered topics from recent advances in efficient UQ algorithms, robust/reliable optimization and epistemic UQ to applications.
HFM RTG-226 Visits KFOR for Data Collection
The personnel compositions of defence organizations are unique – comprised of integrated military and civilian workforces who, although often working closely together (e.g., at headquarters, on bases, on operations, in military educational institutions), are governed by different personnel management systems and have very distinct cultures. These factors can affect the nature of collaboration between these two groups, and ultimately influence both employee well-being and organizational effectiveness.
3rd Meeting of IST-130-ST on Method for Architecture Definition and Evaluation in-line with NATO Architecture Framework
The IST-130 Specialist Team (ST) met on 4-5 September at the NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, to hold their third official team meeting.
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
Previous 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
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.
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Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 10/11/2014 to 11/11/2014 - Spain)
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)
C2 to Simulation Interoperability (C2SIMI) (MSG-138 - 22/10/2014 to 22/10/2014 - United States)
Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 01/12/2014 to 01/12/2014 - Netherlands)
Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 03/12/2014 to 03/12/2014 - Poland)
Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 04/12/2014 to 05/12/2014 - Italy)
Symposium on "Information Operations for Influence " (SAS-105 - 05/11/2014 to 07/11/2014 - Netherlands)
Technical Course on "Executive Seminar for Decision Makers in the Application of Operational Analysis " (SAS-103 - 08/12/2014 to 09/12/2014 - Estonia)
Specialists Meeting on "Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats" (SCI-278 - to - 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 "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments" (SET-214 - 12/01/2015 to 13/01/2015 - Spain)
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 "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments" (SET-214 - 15/01/2015 to 16/01/2015 - Germany)
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)
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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)
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Future Internet Architectures for Military Networks (IST-120 - 29/01/2014 to 30/01/2014 - Norway)
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- 22 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General expresses shock at Ottawa attack
I am shocked and saddened by today’s shootings in Ottawa. I offer my deepest condolences to the family of the Canadian Armed Forces member who was killed today, as well as to the family of the soldier who was killed earlier this week. My thoughts are also with all those who were injured.
- 21 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Mr. Bert Koenders, on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.
- 21 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Military Committee is briefed on technology behind Readiness Action Plan
NATO’s top military body visited the NATO Communications and Information Agency facilities in The Hague, Netherlands (21 October), for updates on missile defence, advanced NATO software, and the command and control aspects of the decisions made at NATO’s Wales Summit.
- 20 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Mr. Titus Corlatean, on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.
- 20 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.
- 19 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Deputy Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with Gulf partners
NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, spoke in favour of deepening NATO’s partnership with countries in the Gulf to ensure that “we will be even better able to respond to future security challenges”, during a speech on Sunday (19 October) at the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate. Ambassador Vershbow said that NATO and regional partners of the Gulf should intensify political dialogue and practical cooperation; work together to strengthen maritime security and further strengthen the ability of their military forces to work together. During his speech, the Deputy Secretary General also addressed the risk the terrorist organization ISIL poses to the Middle East and beyond, including to NATO and EU member states, by saying that “dealing with this threat requires a broad, multinational effort covering a range of different measures”.
- 17 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Deputy Secretary General to attend the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate Conference
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will attend the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate Conference on 19 and 20 October 2014.
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