JCBRN Defence COE
JCBRN Defence COE visits the European Centre for Manual Neutralisation Capabilities (ECMAN) in Vienna /AUT
From the 31st October to the 1st November 2018 a delegation of the JCBRN Defence COE visited the multinational European Centre for MAnual Neutralisation Capabilities (ECMAN) in Vienna /AUT. It was headed by the Director of the JCBRN Defence COE, COL (GS) Vratislav OSVALD. He was accompanied by the Deputy Director COL Wolfgang REICH and the Department Directors of the Training Exercise and Education Department (TEED) and the Transformation Support Department (TSD). The visit was based on an official invitation, arranged by the Austrian Senior National Representative at the JCBRN Defence COE. The delegation was warmly welcomed by the Director of ECMAN, LTC Jürgen PIROLT (AUT-A).
The 31st Doctrine and Terminology Panel was held at the French CBRN Defence Centre in SAUMUR from 15th to 19th October 2018. 29 delegates from 14 nations as well as from SHAPE, ACT-SEE, JFCBS, (MCMSB) MAROPSWG, and JCBRND COE met in a beautiful, small French city Saumur. Saumur is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. The historic town is located between the Loire and Thouet rivers, and is surrounded by the vineyards of Saumur itself, Chinon, Bourgueil, Coteaux du Layon, which produce some of France's finest wines.
The Scientific Achievement Award was instituted in 1989 by Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) to recognise outstanding contributions in the context of activities in aerospace science and technology or aerospace systems applications. Under the STO, this outstanding tradition of rewarding the best of the best continues across the boader scope of the STO´s technological mandate. Candidates, proposed by the various STO elements, must have made significant contributions to activities sponsored by the organization during the preceding four years.
The 18th Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) consequence management field exercise, called ''SRBIJA 2018” was jointly organized by EADRCC and the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia. The exercise was conducted from 8th to 11th October 2018 in and around Mladenovac, Serbia.
The aim of the exercise was to improve interoperability in international disaster response operations and contributes to enhancing national capabilities of NATO Allies and partners.
This exercise is seen as a major NATO – UN – Serbia exercise, 40 nations and an uncounted number of institutions, IOs, GOs and NGOs were represented reaching more than 2000 people on the ground. Another important detail is the highest level of representatives from NATO and Serbia at the opening ceremony, the exercise being inaugurated by the NATO Secretary General, Jens STOLTENBERG and the President of the Republic of Serbia, Alexander VUCIC.