Tag Archives: NATO

Air Force’s Tanker Refueling Mission Software Put to Test by NATO Centers; Lt. Col. Jonathan Clow Quoted

Aerial Refueling

Two NATO air operations centers tested an aerial refueling planning application developed by the U.S. Air Force's software factory during separate exercises in Italy and Spain in Sept. 2021. According to one NATO official, the JIGSAW software impressed the alliance that it was immediately implemented as the primary application for arranging tanker fuel missions, Kessel Run said Wednesday.

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DHS, NATO Conclude Testing of NICS First Responder Comms Platform

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and NATO conducted the final exercise under a partnership to test a modern first responder communications platform. The DHS-NATO Advanced Regional Civil Emergency Coordination Project commenced in 2016 to demonstrate and further develop the Next-Generation Incident Command System.

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NAVCENT Creates Task Force for AI, Unmanned Tech Integration; Michael Brasseur Quoted

Capt. Michael Brasseur

Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) has launched a new task force to accelerate the implementation of artificial intelligence and unmanned platforms across the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Task Force 59 will integrate these technologies in alignment with the unique climate, geography and strategic characteristics present in the 5th Fleet's area of operations, NAVCENT said Thursday.

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U.S. Government, Allies Link Microsoft Exchange Hack to China

Virtual Private Network

The U.S. government and allies, including the U.K., European Union and NATO, have attributed the Microsoft Exchange Server (MSS) and other malicious cyber activities to threat actors with ties to China’s ministry of state security. Cyber actors linked to China’s MSS used zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server to perform “cyber espionage operations."

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L3Harris And International Partners To Develop NATO Surveillance Concepts; Dave Johnson Quoted

L3Harris

L3Harris Technologies announced on Monday that the company is working with a team of leading international defense and technology companies to develop surveillance concepts for NATO to replace the organization’s aging Airborne Warning and Control System fleet by 2035. L3Harris and its teammates have already delivered a High-Level Technical Concept (HLTC) study to NATO in 2020 as one of six suppliers. 

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NATO Eyes 2023 Launch of Defense Tech Accelerator; David van Weel Quoted

David van Weel

NATO hopes to introduce a defense technology accelerator that will enable the alliance to work with academia, private sector and non-governmental organizations to expedite trans-Atlantic collaboration on emerging technologies. DIANA will build and oversee a network that will help startups advance growth initiatives and support the alliance’s technology needs through grant programs. 

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NATO Trials U.S. Software Made to Support Aerial Refueling; Scott Willits Quoted

NATO

NATO has adopted and employed software that the U.S. military has been using to plan aerial refueling activities since 2017. Kessel Run said on May 25th that its JIGSAW platform demonstrated the ability to facilitate air-to-air refueling planning at NATO's Ramstein Ambition 21 exercise. The exercise marked NATO's first time to use JIGSAW. 

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Kenneth Myers Appointed CRDF Global President; Michael Dignam Quoted

Ken Myers

CRDF Global announced Wednesday the appointment of Kenneth Myer III as president. Myers will use his extensive national security background to inform his strategic leadership to CRDF’s global operations. Myers previously worked with PAE, DTRA  and the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Previously, Myers worked as the senior vice president for defense and security at PAE.

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Biden Vows Commitment to NATO Alliance, Collaboration to Address Security Threats

White House

President Biden said the U.S. remains committed to the transatlantic alliance and will work closely with partners in the European Union to address the shared security threats and other challenges. "The transatlantic alliance is back. And we are not looking backward; we are looking forward, together,” Biden said Friday in a speech during the virtual Munich Security Conference.

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Jens Stoltenberg: NATO Must Consider Interoperability in Emerging Tech Development

Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said member nations should maintain interoperability as they invest in next-generation technologies over the next decade. Stoltenberg said on Monday during a virtual conference that NATO allies must avoid technological gaps and observe common standards in the development of emerging technologies. 

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