The initial meeting of the Agent Defeat Working Group was held on 17 – 18 February 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic. The JCBRN Defence COE welcomed the offer to participate in the first meeting of the established working group. However, both JCBRN Defence COE members (LTC Martin Pesa and LTC Marek Podpora) played the role of observers, their approach as Subject Matter Experts was beneficial to terminology harmonization. The main topic was to identify gaps in current defence technologies and to trigger new cooperation among NATO allies.
At the start of the meeting the Chairman of the WG Mr. Baxter Sosebee was elected by present participants from three countries (USA, CZE, DEU). Then the potential area of cooperation was described and the way forward developed. This plan is to be approved by Aerospace Capability Group 2 and it should be elaborated on subsequently in June when the next ADWG meeting is scheduled in Brussels, Belgium.
Author: LTC Martin Peša, CPT Ilona Bain