The NCI Agency is
playing an important enabling role in the largest ever test of NATO’s
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities that began on 19
May at Ørland Air Station in Norway. Over 20 colleagues are on the ground,
supporting the event.
The Agency supported the detailed planning of the 10-day event,
plays a key role in its execution and will be enabling the reporting and
assessment from the event.
“The Agency developed
the Target Architecture for the Trial, designed the network infrastructure,
implemented, validated, and helped deploy and manage the server/client
environment, provided Trial Management Team support and is providing the
Post-Trial Evaluation Environment,” said Joe Ross, Agency technical lead
for the event, “Through the MAJIIC 2
Project, the Agency also provided the Knowledge Manager and translated the
MAJIIC Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures into TTPs for the event, provided
the vignette design, risk reduction testing with nations and BICES. It’s hard to find a better example of the
comprehensive nature of the Agency’s support to priority NATO C4ISR projects.”
The Agency also supported some of its key customers, such as
the NAEW&C Force Command, Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS), Allied
Command Transformation and the NATO C3 Board with a range of trial and test
objectives and associated activities.
NATO’s Joint ISR (JISR) community and the Agency are
evaluating the results which will be used as the baseline for implementation of
JISR IOC capabilities for the NATO Response Force 2016. Importantly, the UV14
results will also help support the acquisition and implementation of an
enduring JISR capability to support the AGS capability. The NCI Agency will be the host nation for
this enduring JISR capability, which will be one of the Agency’s major
acquisition projects in the coming years.
For more information on the event, see the NATO HQ Web site
story on the event.