JCBRN Defence COE
The 14 December 2018 was another important day in the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence COE) history as the Canada became a new member of the Centre. The number of Sponsoring Nations, which have decided to support NATO’s transformation process in the CBRN Defence area, has now increased from twelve to thirteen, respectively fourteen with Austria as a Contributing Partner.
The Italian University of Rome “Tor Vergata” conducted its 4th International CBRNe Workshop focused on “Countering Radiological and Nuclear Threats”. The workshop took place at the Istituto Superiore Anticendi (National Fire Academy) in Rome on 8th November 2018. Just a preliminary remark: The “e” in “CBRNe” abbreviates “explosives” (Improvised Explosive Devices). However, “CBRNe” is not a NATO recognized abbreviation. Objectives of the workshop were to give a detailed overview of the current CBRNe risk scenarios whilst centering on radiological and nuclear scenarios.
36 Participants from 17 Countries successfully finished the Consequence Management after a CBRN Incident Course
From 26 to 30 November, the JCBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence COE) organized the 2018 iteration of the WMD-CD-41764 Consequence Management after a CBRN Incident Course.
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).