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NATO M&S ORGANISATIONS

The NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) is now an integral part of the
NATO Research and Technology Organisation and reports to the NATO Research
and Technology Board (RTB).
The RTB reports in parallel to the Conference of National Armament Directors and
to the Military Committee. These two Committees in turn report to highest
authority in NATO the North Atlantic Council (figure 16).

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Each of these is made up of national representatives including qualified scientific experts. Research and Technology activities are covered by seven Level II organisations. dealing with different subjects. Each Panel deals with a different subject area and comprises national subject matter experts. In figure 17 we can see the six Level II Panels and the Modelling and Simulation Group within the RTA organisation. dealing with different subjects. 16 The NATO modeling and simulation organizations Research and Technology activities are covered by seven Level II organisations. Each of these is made up of national representatives including qualified scientific experts. The MSG is designated a Group rather than a Panel to signify that the Group primarily deals with the application of M&S research.Fig. Applied Vehicle Technology Panel Human Factors & Medicine Panel Information Systems Technology Panel Modeling & Simulation Group Studies Analysis & Simulation Panel Systems Concepts & Integration Panel Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel .

The MSCO. The NATO Modeling and Simulation course will provide you with an overview of the NATO Modelling and Simulation. 18) is a permanent group of National experts residing in the RTA in Paris who carry out. as well as administering policy and strategy. 17 The six Level II Panels and the Modelling and Simulation Group within the RTA organisation The Modelling and Simulation Co-ordination Office (fig. graphics and telecommunications/networking advances are the key technologies that provides NATO with opportunities to use distributed simulations in new and exciting ways. In an era of Force structure reductions. high power computers. Graham Burrows was the Head of the NATO Modelling and Simulation Coordination Office. These applications will help to save resources. relatively inexpensively. M&S provide the opportunity to create. the development of a NATO M&S Master Plan/Action Plan and the increasing importance that Modelling and Simulation now affords in NATO activities. shrinking budgets and environmental restrictions. on a day-to-day basis. realistic simulation environments. If you are looking at web sites you will find the vision of this gentleman that served the NMSG for many years and just recently retired. .Fig. also conduct technical programmes of work. the policy and strategy set by NMSG. Advances in low cost. build teams within the Alliance and Partners and will provide timely and increasingly accurate information to decision makers.