Nordisk Sikkerhet AS participated at exercise on verified disarmament of nuclear weapons
Published: 5 Feb 2015
Nordisk Sikkerhet AS has participated at the exercise organized under the UK-Norway Initiative, which explores an understanding on how Non-Nuclear Weapon States (NNWS) might participate in a nuclear warhead dismantlement verification process.
The exercise took place on 24-29 January 2015 at the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), involving its experts and nuclear facilities. Specialists from other Norwegian organizations, namely NORSAR, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI), and Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) – have also participated at the event. Students from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, took part at this exercise as inspectors. Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) has participated as an observer.
Nordisk Sikkerhet AS in cooperation with King’s College London – Department of War Studies, UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, and IFE - was responsible all the aspects of planning, preparation, and the conduct of this exercise in Norway.
The exercise results will be presented at the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) scheduled to take place from 27 April to 22 May 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York.
“We benefited enormously from having Nordisk Sikkerhet with Pavel Tishakov in charge of planning and implementation of the exercise at Kjeller. His dedicated effort, can-do attitude and timely follow up was instrumental to being able to carry this out in a multinational working environment.”
Ole Reistad, IFE
Keir Allen, AWE
Hassan Elbahtimy, King's College London