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High Ranking NATO Senior Officials visit CWIX Bydgoszcz, Poland, June 23rd, 2016. Many NATO and national dignitaries visited CWIX to receive updates on how the exercise improves the Alliance through interoperability.
NATO and European Union: Complementarity and collaboration in capability development The NATO-EU Capability Group, established in 2003, addresses common capability shortfalls and ensures the coherence and mutual reinforcement of NATO and EU capability development efforts.
CWIX: Improving the Alliance through Interoperability Interoperability, or the ability for multinational units to act together, is the foundation for all NATO operations. CWIX allows NATO and Partner Nations to test, verify and improve it.
News media television crew from CNN visits the HQ A news media television crew from CNN visited the Headquarters of Supreme Allied Command Transformation on May 9th to gather in-depth information, perspectives and explanations on how this command helps prepare NATO to face current and future threats in the 21st century.

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ACT Featured Conferences

  • C-IED Conference

    C-IED Conference

    The 11th C-IED conference will be held in Garmisch, Germany in 21-23 June, 2016. The conference is the annual forum of the senior and working level staff officers and government civilians directly involved in National or NATO C-IED activities, development, policy or training. Besides continuing coordination and synchronization across the NATO C-IED community this year the focus will be on NATO C-IED capability gap analysis. The Conference is open to Read More
  • NATO Urbanisation Project

    NATO Urbanisation Project

    ACT is currently conducting a NATO Urbanisation Conceptual Study and Experiment to examine the impact on NATO military operations of potential crises situations in urban systems and consequences of Urbanisation in 2035. Participants from 17 NATO nations, 16 NATO Centres of Excellence (COE), academia, industry, and Allied Command Operations (ACO) are researching the challenges and strategic implications of Urbanisation. Why is the Urbanisation Study and Experiment important?In 2008, the world Read More
  • International CD&E Conference

    International CD&E Conference

    The Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Conference is HQ SACT and US Joint Staff's (US JS) leading annual forum which provides a unique opportunity for the international CD&E community and stakeholders to discuss the most current issues of concept development and experimentation in the process of capability development. The host for 2016 CD&E Conference will be the CMDR Centre of Excellence in Sofia, Bulgaria. Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Dates: November 2016 Theme: Adaptation and Read More
  • NATO-Industry Forum

    NATO-Industry Forum

    The NATO-Industry Forum addresses a recognised need for an elevated strategic dialogue between NATO and industry to ensure that the Alliance benefits from the best solutions to military requirements, within expected budget and time constraints, now and in the foreseeable future. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Denis Mercier and Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Mr. Patrick Auroy. The Forum Read More
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SACT Seminar focuses on future challenges

sact seminarSupreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), French Air Force General Stephane Abrial hosted the SACT Seminar in Washington D.C. Tuesday 28 February.

Among many high level attendees were NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, United States’ Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr Jim Miller, and the NATO Military Committee with its chairman General Knud Bartels.

The SACT Seminar is one of five key, strategic engagement events for ACT that brings together NATO’s political and military leaders. It is designed so that participants have an opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions on issues concerning transformation – which assists in maintaining a high level of security for all Nations, the ultimate goal of the Alliance.

This year, however, the seminar had a unique twist; instead of focusing solely on ACT’s work, the event was used as a milestone towards the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago in May.

“Issues related to capabilities, which are central to ACT’s mission, will be among the most prominent in Chicago,” said Abrial. “It makes perfect sense that the preparations for Chicago will be the key focus of this seminar.”

sact seminar press conference“Stakes higher than ever”

“Today, it is apparent that the stakes are higher than ever for the Alliance to continue its Transformation and address the way it will design, develop and deploy the capabilities required to fulfill its level of ambition,” Abrial said in his opening remarks. “The emerging security challenges and requirements [that are] needed to meet them are in no way receding. Challenges linked to the growing availability of high-end capabilities, conventional and non-conventional, to a variety of actors, not all of them well intentioned.”

NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated, “I know that many of you here, from ‘think tanks’, academia and industry enjoy a close working relationship with Allied Command Transformation. This means that we have already had significant contributions from you to our work. Today we have an opportunity to exchange views, in a slightly wider format and this allows me to seek your support, on a subject that is vital for the Alliance’s future – capability development.”

The opening remarks were followed by various sessions, the first of which was on “Smart Defence” and “NATO 2020 and Beyond” where participants were encouraged to share ideas and practices to improve the NATO Alliance in a way that financially troubled member nations can afford.

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