News & Events-Frazer-Nash led team receive Scientific Achievement Award

The Frazer-Nash led working group tasked with studying the Application of Integrated Munitions Health Management on behalf of NATO's Science and Technology Organisation (STO), has been selected to receive the STO 2016 Scientific Achievement Award.

The group, known as STO-AVT-212 includes Frazer-Nash's Dr Steven Wagstaff (co-chair UK), Dr Robert Mueller (co-chair USA), Mr Wade Babcock (USA), Dr Erik Weber (USA), Dr James Buswell (USA), Dr Jean-Luc Moerel (NLD), Mr Emmanuel Schultz (NATO MSIAC), Professor Roger Swanson (USA), Dr Giuseppe Tussiwand (DEU), and Mr Grant Milne (UK).

The award recognises exceptional effort in significant STO activities, excellence and originality of the scientific and technical content, and the military benefits. As a team award, it also celebrates the quality and degree of collaboration.

Alan R Shaffer, NATO's Science and Technology Collaboration Support Office Director said, "I am extremely pleased that the team has been chosen for this honour and, on behalf of the Science and Technology Board Chairman and all Board Members, I would like to extend to you and all of your team, my warmest congratulations. You and your team can be very proud of your accomplishments and significant contribution to the Alliance."

Mike Huggins, Applied Vehicle Technology Chairman said, "Congratulations and thank you for this truly historic activity. It never would have happened without your dedication and expertise."

Steve Wagstaff accepted the award on behalf of the working group, at a STO Science and Technology Board meeting held in Rome on the 20 September, from Major General Albert Husniaux, NATO Chief Scientist. The working group was tasked to enhance NATO's understanding of munitions health management, as Steve explains:

"The working group has worked for over a decade to enhance the NATO communities' understanding of the relative safety, reliability and performance risks in the management of munitions. Our work has provided a number of cost, safety, reliability and performance benefits that were showcased through a Collaborative Technology Demonstrator (CDT) at NATO HQ in Brussels: the first of its kind. 

"All of the working group members are delighted that their work has been recognised by the STO, and it was an honour to collect the award on behalf of my colleagues."