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Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30 January 2020
At the NATO HQ in BRUSSELS
MULTINATIONAL EXERCISE (MNE)
FOR NATO STO HFM-273
LONG TERM SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON
CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL DEFENCE
The Long Term Scientific Study (LTSS) on
Chemical, Biological and Radiological defence started in 2016 and will
culminate with a Multinational Exercise (MNE) 28 – 30 January 2020 where
NATO and HFM‑273 participating nations are invited to review and give
feedback on the results of the study. The aim of the LTSS is to identify
existing and emerging CBR threat environments and understand how
advances in science and technology (S&T) can be used to address
these challenges and strengthen CBR defence through to 2030. The LTSS
will inform strategic level decision makers on using S&T resources
to obtain best overall CBR defence effect. The draft study report will
be available to NATO and HFM-273 participating Partner nations after 1
The CBR Defence MNE will be organized as a workshop where the LTSS
results will be presented and discussed by CBR defence experts and
decision and policy makers. The MNE will include a table top exercise
(TTX) where CBR vignettes will be used to challenge relevant NATO
capabilities and resources. Feedback sessions will be held in order to
review comments to the report. The LTSS report will be finalized after
the MNE, incorporating the feedback.
The invitation to participate at the MNE is extended to up to two
individuals from NATO commands and organisations and HFM-273
participating nations. Nominations should ensure that the study reflects
the consensus input of the broader NATO CBR defence community.
Discussions will be held up to classification NATO CONFIDENTIAL
Releasable to Australia, Finland and Sweden. Further information will be
posted on the STO Event website (https://events.sto.nato.int/index.php/event-summary).
Specific questions or issues can be addressed to Lars.van-Diepen@ffi.no.