12 • Transformation Through Training • Issue No: 11 • November 2018 On 26 June 2018, representatives from the NATO Alliance, its partner nations as well as Science & Technology organizations and Industry participated in the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise’s (CWIX) VIP Day. They witnessed how CWIX helps interoperability between NATO Allies and partners. For the Alliance, information management and sharinginreal-timeamongcoalitionpartners is of utmost importance to be efficient and effective in all military operations. “Collecting information is not good enough. Information needs to be understood and effectively shared with decision makers to speed up decision making.” said Admiral Manfred Nielson, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation at NATO Allied Command Transformation. That is why CWIX and the NATO Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Trial UNIFIED VISION are linked as both events strive to connect NATO and national capabilities to be far more collaborative, dynamic and relevant in future operations. “The next step is to share information between NATO and national assets in a persistent manner rather than providing information intermittently.” Nielson highlighted. LGEN Andrzej Fałkowski, representing the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, highlighted that Poland was very proud of being the host nation for this NATO premier interoperability event. He added: “The presence of allied forces in Poland has increased during the last couple of years – especially after the NATO Warsaw Summit. This is a good example why Allies need to remain interoperable that also shows how important smooth communication between our systems is. There is no effective cooperation without interoperability. This is the key to our common security.” CWIX VIP Day