NATO makes welcome return to MAST in 2016

Fri 12 Jun 2015 @ 11:00


Delegates to next year’s MAST Europe in Amsterdam will be delighted to learn that the NATO Naval Armaments Group annual meeting will again be hosted alongside MAST.

Bringing many senior-level NATO officials to the MAST event adds a dynamism to both conference and exhibition profile, appreciated by all.

Chaired by Rear Admiral Belo Garcia, Director of Requirements, Portuguese Navy, the NATO Armaments Group framework comprises several focused groups (mirrored by MAST’s topic/technology areas) including:

  • MCG/1 on Above Water Engagement;
  • MCG/2 on Under Sea Engagement;
  • Harbour Protection;
  • MCG/4 on Maritime Air Delivered Superiority;
  • MCG/5 on Effective C2;
  • MCG/6 on Ship Design and Maritime Mobility;
  • MCG/7 on Maritime Environmental Protection;
  • MCG/8 on Maritime Electronic Warfare;
  • JCGUAV on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

NB: Prospective authors to the MAST 2016 Call for Papers are encouraged to submit abstracts within these topic areas (as well as MAST’s traditional ones).


MAST Europe 2016 Call for Papers now open!

Fri 12 Jun 2015 @ 11:00

Prospective authors are being asked to submit abstracts early, before the summer holidays start, due to the 2015 call for papers being strongly oversubscribed, and so that priority can be given to good papers submitted earlier on in the selection process.

The MAST secretariat is particularly keen to see an increase in presentations covering CYBER warfare, and to see follow up papers from the numerous Japanese presenters this year in Yokohama.


West meets East

Fri 12 Jun 2015 @ 11:00

Building on the overwhelming participation by many international VIPs to MAST 2015 in Japan, invitations will shortly be sent to the Chiefs of Navy that attended (or were invited to) Yokohama.

It is hoped that following on from the launch of Japan’s first defence show with some 4,000 participants (many new to the MAST community) in May, and with Japan’s recent application as “Contributing Participant” to the NATO Consortium of the NATO Sea Sparrow Project Office (NSSPO), in particular for the development of ESSM (Block 2), a strong number of Japanese participants will attend MAST Europe in Amsterdam, as well as their Asian counterparts from Government and navies.


All present and correct… nearly

Sun 7 Jun 2015 @ 11:00

With many authors uploading their presentations and final papers directly to the MAST Asia computers onsite, MAST’s online conference library is not yet fully complete.

Having arrived safely back at MAST HQ, the presentation computers will be scoured by the conference secretariat for the absent materials, and the website updated.

The MAST team expects MAST Asia delegates to be able to access this information within the next ten days.


MAST gives Amsterdam the green light

Sun 7 Jun 2015 @ 11:00

Dutch flag

As the MAST website will reveal, Amsterdam has been selected as the host city for MAST’s first venture into The Netherlands.

And what more colourful, vibrant and cosmopolitan venue to receive the first MAST Europe in three years!

Whilst focusing heavily on attracting new Asian-based VIP contacts made in Japan during MAST Asia, MAST Europe 2016 will unite its typically eclectic mix of senior-level governmental, services, research and technology, and industry representatives for three days of international information exchange and networking.

MAST Europe 2016 has again offered to host the NATO Naval Armaments Group’s annual meeting.

With the final decision to be made on venue, dates are confirmed as Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th May 2016.

More to follow soon…