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.
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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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)
Continuing Airworthiness of Ageing Aircraft Systems (AVT-222 - 13/10/2014 to 15/10/2014 - Belgium)
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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)
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)
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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 "Information Operations for Influence " (SAS-105 - 05/11/2014 to 07/11/2014 - Netherlands)
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)
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)
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- 19 Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the referendum in Scotland
- 18 Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO launches Industry Cyber Partnership
On 17 September 2014, NATO launched an initiative to boost cooperation with the private sector on cyber threats and challenges. The NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP) was presented at a two-day cyber conference held in Mons, Belgium, where 1500 industry leaders and policy makers gathered to discuss cyber collaboration.
- 18 Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO to defend every Ally from every threat, Deputy Secretary General says in visit to Poland
In light of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, there will be a “far more visible” NATO presence in Eastern Europe with far more large-scale exercsises, NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said in an address at the Multinational Corps North East Headquarters in Szczecin, Poland on Thursday (18 September 2014). He also stressed that all 28 Allies stand resolute in “our determination to defend every Ally from every threat.”
- 18 Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - General Breedlove thanks Spain for Patriot commitment
MONS, Belgium 18 September 2014 — General Philip M. Breedlove (Supreme Allied Commander Europe) thanked Spain for its recent decision to provide Patriot missile batteries and 130 soldiers to augment NATO’s defensive deployment in southern Turkey. The Alliance deployed six batteries in 2013 to augment Turkey's air defence capabilities to defend the population from ballistic missile threats emanating from the Syrian conflict.
- 16 Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General on the reported elections in Crimea, Ukraine
NATO does not recognise the reported elections held on 14 September in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
- 15 Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Secretary General: Allies must stand united as a ‘force for freedom’
Keeping the Alliance strong could not be more important, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in an address at Carnegie Europe in Brussels on Monday (15 September, 2014), as it faces an arc of crisis and instability stretching from the east to the south. “In this new age of unrest and revisionism, we must stand strong and we must stand united as a force for freedom,” he said.
- 12 Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General to deliver a speech in Brussels
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen will deliver a speech entitled “A Strong NATO in an Era of Unrest” at an event hosted by Carnegie Europe on Monday 15 September 2014 at 13:30.
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