Italy

 

In 1994/1995, Italy was one of the four joining countries. Amendment 5 to the MOU ratified Italy as a new member nation.

LtCol Fabio Calamari has just been appointed as the new Italian Steering Committee member. He has taken on the role of National Focal Point Officer (NFPO) as well. Contact details can be found here.

 

In cooperation between the Italian Land Armament Directorate and MSIAC, a symposium has been organized in Rome, from 22 to 24 November 2016. The agenda can be downloaded here below.

https://www.msiac.nato.int/sites/default/files/media/PDFs/symposium_22_november_2016.pdf

https://www.msiac.nato.int/sites/default/files/media/PDFs/symposium_23_november_2016.pdf

https://www.msiac.nato.int/sites/default/files/media/PDFs/symposium_24_november_2016.pdf

MSIAC visited Rome once more in November (or should we call it Movember with these four bearded men!). Michael Sharp, Martijn van der Voort, Matt Andrews and Ernie Baker contributed to a symposium about Ammunition Safety and Risk Analysis. The three day symposium program was defined in a good cooperation with T.Col. Dario Porfidia. There were close to 200 participants from military, universities, industry, and fire-fighters. There was a good exchange of information in the many presentations and discussions. On the first day, safety of ammunition storage and transport and Explosives Safety Munitions Risk Management (ESMRM) received much attention. On day two and three the theme shifted to accidents, hazards associated with propellants, IM design and testing, and ageing. Also fireworks and risk analysis of industrial hazards were discussed.

The symposium program can be found here: https://www.msiac.nato.int/about-msiac/member-nations/italy.