In accordance with “Program of Work 2011” approved by Steering Committee, the JCBRN Defence COE is tasked to participate and support the CBRN subgroups meetings arranged under responsibility of Joint Capability Group.  

         Due to fact, that the second meeting of Challenge SG was scheduled to Czech Republic, our COE decided to take opportunity to attend the meeting held from 28th June to 1st July 2010 in Hostivice.  

        This very interesting meeting was attended by delegates from seven NATO countries (CZE, USA, DEU, BEL, FRA, NOR and GBR) and one institution (JCBRN Defence COE). The JCBRN Defence COE was represented by Force Planning and Capabilities Development Section member LTC Martin Peša. 

        The entire meeting organized in friendly environment of the Czech Military Emergency Center, bore important results. All participants discussed relevant topics and contributed to meeting mission. Furthermore Dr. Skoumal from Military Technical Institute of Protection gave a presentation on “Environmental Fate of Agent” project. From COE point of view was really fruitful to get engaged in CSG business in advance, what can enable deeper contribution already in 2011. Next meeting is planned to Paris in January 2011. 

Author: LTC Martin Peša