|29 Jul. 2022 ||
NATO marks 70 years of scientific and technological research
In 2022, NATO marks 70 years of collaborative scientific and technological research at the service of Alliance defence and security.
|21 Oct. 2021 ||
Eleven Allies launch multinational projects to boost CBRN defence
The Ministers of Defence from 11 NATO Allies launched three multinational High Visibility Projects to provide CBRN protection equipment, develop and procure CBRN detection and identification systems, as well as potentially establish a network of CBRN defence facilities. The letters of intent launching these initiatives were signed in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting on 21 October 2021.
|21 Sep. 2021 ||
Allies and partners train to save lives during natural disasters
From 20 to 23 September 2021, 27 Allies and partners and 16 regional and international organisations came together in and around the cities of Ohrid and Struga in North Macedonia, practising their ability to work together and save lives during high-intensity natural disasters.
|25 May. 2020 ||
Coronavirus response: Romanian medical personnel and experts supporting their United States colleagues
Romanian military medical personnel and specialists in the field of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) left today (25 May 2020) for Alabama, in the United States, to join forces with their American colleagues, as part of NATO Allies’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|20 May. 2020 ||
Meet Lt Col Piotr Wachna, a Polish chemical weapons expert, at the center of the COVID-19 fight
Lt Col Piotr Wachna is a deputy commander at the 4th Chemical Regiment of the Polish army based in Brodnica in north-central Poland. This regiment is considered to be the elite in the area of protection against chemical weapons.
|12 Dec. 2017 ||
NATO trains Kuwaiti experts in dealing with CBRN incidents
A group of 15 experts from Kuwait took part in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait City from 3 to 7 December 2017. The event was the first of five tailor-made advanced training courses to be delivered at the Centre in the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Other areas of training include energy security and cyber defence.
|03 Jun. 2016 ||
Students from NATO partner countries attend civil emergency planning training
Under the aegis of NATO’s Civil Emergency Planning activities, a training course for first responders to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents was held at the Republican Study-Methodological Centre of Civil Protection, Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 30 May to 3 June 2016. The course took place for the third year in a row and welcomed 15 students from seven NATO partner countries.
|04 Sep. 2015 ||
Fighting weapons of terror
Recent terrorist attacks across Europe have shown that terrorism remains a real threat to Alliance populations. So does the risk that terrorist groups consider the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials as weapons. This year, NATO’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre (WMDC) is celebrating its 15th anniversary and stepping up its activities to respond to these threats.
|08 May. 2015 ||
Regional cooperation to improve CBRN responses
The risk of possible use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents by terrorists, or incidents resulting from natural or man-made disasters, continues to pose serious threats to civilian populations internationally. Being able to effectively manage this risk is of particular importance to first responders in the Balkans and the Caucasus.
|05 Dec. 2014 ||
Preparing first responders for CBRN incidents
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons are among the most dangerous weapons in the world. Several terrorist groups have actively sought weapons of mass destruction as they can cause a higher mortality than conventional weapons. It is important to ensure that first responders are prepared for such eventualities and that decision makers get timely scientific and operational CBRN information to protect populations.