On 13 – 14 October 2015 the 19th JCBRN Defence COE Steering Committee (SC) Meeting took place in Vyškov with participation of the Sponsoring Nations’ representatives from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States of America. Representatives of ACT, SHAPE, the WMD Centre and the International Military Staff (IMS) as well as representatives from Austria were present in an observer role.
The JCBRN Defence COE has organized Physical Protection Panel (PPP) meeting from 12th to 16th October 2015. The PPP is a subgroup of the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological And Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Capability Development Group (JCDG).
The Combined Interoperability CBRN Defence in Air Operations Exercise »Toxic Trip 15« (TT15) was held in Italy, again in Villafranca di Verona Air Force Base from 19 to 25 September 2015.
The aim of the course was to prepare officers to achieve common standards in CBRN certification for evaluation of CBRN Defence units assigned to NATO Response Force Combined Joint Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Task Force (NRF CJ CBRND TF). Although the CJ CBRND TF consists of CBRN Battalion (CBRN Bn) and CBRN Joint Assessment Team (CBRN JAT) the focus of the course were CBRN units (Recon, Decon, Bio, Lab). In addition, the aim of the course was to learn how to evaluate the CBRN units.
On Tuesday 22 September at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, representatives from the Joint CBRN Centre of Excellence participated in one day conference about Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats.