As the DTP’s chairperson, LtCol Bernd Allert of the JCBRND COE welcomed the 25 participants from NATO Nations and organisations and partner nations. The first day was dedicated to a plenary session that focused on a general information exchange concerning the recent JCBRND-CDG, MSJSB and further related working group meetings. The progress of AJP-3.8.1 Volume I “CBRN Defence on Operations”, terminology and CBRN defence comprehensive database was also briefed.
The 2018 NATO-Industry Forum builded upon the Brussels Summit in which NATO Heads of State and Government highlighted that “We will further develop our partnership with industry and academia from all Allies to keep pace with technological advances through innovation.”
The 12th Meeting of the Training and Exercise (T&E) Panel which is one of the 7 working panels of the Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defence Capability Development Group (JCBRND-CDG) was held from 13 to 17 May 2019, in Turku, Finland.
The Individual Planning Board (IPB) is being held twice a year with the aim to plan and mentor the NATO Education Training Facilities individual training iterations and keep the endeavour in alignment with the Global Programming Policy. The IPB-I 2019 was held in conjunction with the Department Head (DH) Forum 2019. The Department Head Forum replaced the NATO Training Synchronisation Conference and provided a unique atmosphere for interaction and cross-disciplinal discussions.
The CBRN Unit Evaluators course was conducted from 27 – 31 May 2019. Eleven participants from 5 NATO Allies attended the course: BEL (2), CZE (6), HRV (1), ITA (1) and USA (1). The aim of the course was to prepare CBRN SMEs to achieve common understanding of CBRN Defence standards for evaluation of CBRN Defence units assigned to Combined Joined Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Task Force (CJ CBRND TF).