Modelling & Simulation Architecture Supporting NATO Counter Unmanned Autonomous System Concept Development

  • Marco Biagini
  • Fabio CoronaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9991)


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is dealing with possible future threats, which can be envisioned for the operational scenarios in the next twenty years. Allied Command for Transformation (ACT) is in charge to conduct Concept Development & Experimentation (CD&E) cycle for NATO, and a project named Counter Unmanned Autonomous Systems – (C)UAxS was initiated with the aim to deliver to the NATO Military Authorities a concept that provides taxonomy matrix, threats analysis and future capability implementation recommendations for countermeasures against UAxS in all operational domains, such as air, land, sea and cyberspace.

The NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S CoE) received a Request For Support from ACT to collaborate with the CUAxS concept development process. The M&S CoE has previously started an initiatives regarding UAxS systems called Simulated Interactive Robotics Initiative (SIRI). In addition collaborating with several Science and Technology Organization panels working groups, focusing its efforts on interoperability between simulation environment and Command and Control (C2) systems, languages and data model (i.e., National Information Exchange Model). In this framework, the M&S CoE developed an M&S architectural model, exploiting also the Modelling & Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) paradigm, suitable to provide an initial idea of possible tools could be adopted and customized to support the CUAxS project, as in the Concept Development Assessment Game (CDAG) execution, through the verification and validation of Multi-domains UAxS and their countermeasures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of ExcellenceRomeItaly

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