International Concept Development and Experimentation Virtual Conference 2021

NATO SFA COE personnel attended the International Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Virtual Conference from the 25th to the 28th of October.

The event aimed at promoting a collaborative approach to concept development and experimentation through the sharing of experiences, knowledge and best practices derived from national expertise. The main areas of the Conference were future concepts, experimentation and creative ideation. Speakers from Allied and Partner Nations, academia, and industry intervened in debates that touched on aspects such as Intermediate Force Capability (IFC), the use of a synthetic environment in simulation and war gaming.

The meeting provided excellent opportunities for ACT and NATO-accredited COE practitioners to enhance and improve their CD&E skills. In particular, the presentation on the process that brought the NATO Mountain Warfare COE to define the “Mountain Warfare Concept” was particularly interesting for the NATO SFA COE CD&E personnel, since it provided unique food for thought to draft an initial concept, foreseeing the traits of a SFA unit as a way to enhance NATO capability to deliver developmental activity to Host Nation’s Local Forces. 

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