The Chief Scientist visited Italian Authorities

The Chief Scientist visited Italian AuthoritiesOn 14-15 April, the NATO Chief Scientist, MGen Albert Husniaux, paid a visit to Italian authorities in Rome, meeting several officials involved in S&T generation and exploitation, including the National Armament Director, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy, the Italian STB members and representatives from the Defence General Staff.

Lecture Series AVT-218 on Radiation And Gas-Surface Interaction Phenomena In High-Speed Reentry

Lecture Series AVT-218 on “Radiation And Gas-Surface Interaction Phenomena In High-Speed Reentry”The Lecture Series AVT-218 on “Radiation And Gas-Surface Interaction Phenomena In High-Speed Reentry” was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA from 7 to 9 April 2014.

33rd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Spring 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

33rd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Spring 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel held its Spring Panel Business Week (PBW) from 7th to 11th of April 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. More than 320 engineers, scientists, industry and government representatives from 20 out of 28 NATO Nations, plus three Partner Nations, attended the 2014 Spring PBW of the AVT Panel.

NATO SET-166 RTG on Signature Management System for Underwater Signatures of Surface Ships

NATO SET-166 RTG on “Signature Management System for Underwater Signatures of Surface Ships”The NATO SET-166 RTG “Signature Management System for Underwater Signatures of Surface Ships” was formed to develop requirements, information and tools that are required for the (national) development of the underwater signature related modules for an Integrated Ship Signature Management System.

2014 NATO STO Awards Recipients

Von Kárman MedalDuring the Executive Session of the Science and Technology Board meeting held at NATO HQ, Brussels on 26-27 March 2014, the following teams were granted the 2014 STO Scientific Achievement Award :

- AVT-174 on “Qualification and Structural Design Guidelines for Military Unmanned Air Vehicles”

- CMRE-EKOE on “Underwater Gliders for Discreet and Cost-Effective Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace”

- MSG-088 on “Data Farming in Support of NATO”

- SAS-085 on “C2 Agility”

- SCI-222 on “Electronic Warfare Issues of Software Defined Radio”

- SET-144 on “Mitigation of Ship Electro-Optical Susceptibility against Conventional and Asymmetric Threats”.

SCI-267 Specialists Meeting on Future Electronic Warfare (EW) Concepts

Future Electronic Warfare (EW) ConceptsThe SCI-267 Specialists’ Meeting on “Future Electronic Warfare (EW) Concepts” was held at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in Portsdown West, United Kingdom on 4 - 6 March 2014.  Nine different nations and two NATO agencies were represented during the Specialists’ Meeting to include Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS) and NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA).

MSG-086 Task Group on Simulation Interoperability

MSG-086 Task Group on “Simulation Interoperability”MSG-086 has completed its work just recently. Both the Technical Report along with the “Guideline on Scenario Development for (Distributed) Simulation Environments” have been pre-released on the CSO website. First steps towards transforming the Guideline into a SISO** standard document have been initiated.

Technical Course HFM-244 on The Future and Aerospace Medicine meeting the Challenge

Technical Course HFM-244 on “The Future and Aerospace Medicine meeting the Challenge” The event was hosted at Ramstein Air Force Base (Germany) from 12 to 14 March 2014 in conjunction with the Ramstein Air Medicine Summit (RAMS), formerly known as the European Flight Surgeons’ Conference (EFSC). About 170 participants from 15 countries participated in this event.

AVT-234 Lecture Series on Hypersonic Flight Testing

AVT-234 Lecture Series on Hypersonic Flight TestingThe Lecture Series AVT-234 on “Hypersonic Flight Testing” was held in Rhode-St-Genèse, near Brussels, Belgium from March 24th to 27, 2014. The aim of this Lecture Series was to  review the recent hypersonic flight research programs, address the fundamental differences between ground and in-sky testing, report on  the different mission design methodologies and the constraints associated with the realities of hypersonic flights.

The Commander of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory visited the CSO

The Commander of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) visited the CSOOn the 17th of March 2014, the NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) welcomed the Commander of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Major General Tom Masiello, as well as other officers and senior leaders from AFRL, the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD), and the US Embassy in Paris.

Lecture Series AVT-220 on Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles

Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles in actionThe first Lecture Series AVT-220 on “Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles” was held in Berlin, Germany from the 11th to 12th of February. The objective of this Lecture Series was to gather experts from European and North American industries to design and manage structural health of engineering structures in the future.

IST-094-RTG-044 Framework for Semantic Interoperability

SILF phases (Source: [RTO IST-075 Final Report, 2009])The Semantic Interoperability Logical Framework (SILF) was originated by RTO IST-075 to explore technology solutions for NATO’s needs for ensuring semantically correct interoperability between C2 systems, as well as the need to adapt quickly to new missions and new combinations of coalition partners, and scale to the growing number of systems and connections. The current RTO IST-094 activity has brought the SILF concept to a higher maturity level by refining and elaborating the technology approach, and by defining organizational requirements for a costeffective and sustainable solution.

NATO SET-165 RTG on Adaptive Optics for Laser Beam Delivery and Passive and Active Imaging and Turbulence Mitigation

NATO SET-165 RTG on “Adaptive Optics for Laser Beam Delivery and Passive and Active Imaging and Turbulence Mitigation”High performance optical systems suffer from atmospheric turbulence effects, limiting range and resolution. The images are blurred and distorted. Laser beams wander and break up. The degradation is linked to the turbulence strength expressed by Cn2. Moreover, turbulence near the ground depends strongly on sunlight, soil nature, humidity of the air and over long distances, a great variability of environmental conditions can be found. SET 165 task group was formed to understand turbulence effects on system performance and propose appropriate mitigation techniques. It was composed of experts in the domain, began in 2010 and finished in 2013.

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Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 10/11/2014 to 11/11/2014 - Spain)

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NATO News

  • 22 Apr. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO minesweepers leave Kiel for Baltic Sea patrol
    A multinational group of four NATO minesweepers and a supply vessel left the German port of Kiel on Tuesday (22 April 2014) to deploy to the Baltic Sea to enhance maritime security and readiness in the region. The five ships are part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG1). “The Group’s presence contributes to regional maritime security,” said General Philip M. Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).
  • 16 Apr. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Doorstep statement by the NATO Secretary General
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  • 15 Apr. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General says Ukraine crisis amplifies need to boost defence cooperation
    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday (15 April 2014) that the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between NATO, the European Union and with close partners. “We need to train and exercise more together, for instance the NATO Response Force and the EU Battlegroups, so that we stand ready for whatever the future may bring,” the Secretary General said arriving for EU Defence Ministers talks in Luxembourg.
  • 14 Apr. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General to attend European Union Foreign Affairs Council
    The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen will attend the European Union Foreign Affairs Council at the level of Defence Ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday, 15 April 2014.
  • 13 Apr. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - Secretary General urges Russia to de-escalate
    If Russia is serious about its desire to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, it should stop blaming others for its own actions, pull back its troops, step back into line with its international obligations and start rebuilding trust, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen argues in an op-ed entitled “De-escalation starts on the ground”, published on Sunday (13 April).
  • 13 Apr. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Secretary General concerned about escalation in eastern Ukraine
    I am extremely concerned about the further escalation of tension in Eastern Ukraine. We see a concerted campaign of violence by pro-Russian separatists, aiming to destabilise Ukraine as a sovereign state. The reappearance of men with specialised Russian weapons and identical uniforms without insignia, as previously worn by Russian troops during Russia's illegal and illegitimate seizure of Crimea, is a grave development.
  • 11 Apr. 2014 12:00:00 GMT - NATO-Ukraine distinctive partnership under the emerging security challenges
    Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper, Director General of NATO’s International Military Staff, delivered a keynote speech at the Ukrainian National Defence University in Kyiv, challenging to debate NATO, its future and its strong enduring relationship with Ukraine.
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