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Welcome to the Multinational

Experiment Series public site!
The Multinational Experiment (MNE) Program commenced in 2001 and initially involved four participating nations. Over 11 years, the MNE series progressed and expanded to encompass seven campaigns where the collaborative work produced outcomes that benefited 22 nations and international organizations. The MNE Program has proven to be a cost effective means for all participating nations to find viable solutions to existing and future capability gaps.

 MNE & MCDC Series History 

Multinational Capability Development Campaign  (MCDC 2013-2014) 

The Multinational Capability Development Campaign (MCDC) series is a follow-on to the Multinational Experiment (MNE) series initiated by United States Joint Forces Command in 2001. It is designed to develop and introduce new capabilities to enhance the coalition force's operational effectiveness in joint, interagency, multinational, and coalition operations. While it maintains the foundational blocks that made the MNE series successful, MCDC incorporates significant changes in scope, mission, and governance that improve responsiveness, agility, and relevance.

The theme of MCDC 2013-2014 is Combined Operational Access. While the last campaign of the MNE series was focused on ensuring access to and freedom of action within the Global Commons, MCDC 2013-2014 takes the next logical step in addressing the Operational Access challenge by focusing on the versatile, agile capabilities required to project combined forces into an operational area with sufficient freedom of action to accomplish their mission.

Contributing Nations:   Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, NATO ACT, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Multinational Experiment 7 (MNE 7) 

In 2011-2012, MNE 7 looked at coalition capabilities for ensuring access to and use of the global commons domains (air, maritime, space, and cyber) through application of the comprehensive approach. The primary focus areas were on International Norms and Legal Frameworks, Threat Assessment and Vulnerability Access, Domain Awareness and Information Sharing, and Inter-Domain Concepts and Planning Constructs.

Participants:   Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Republic of Korea, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and NATO

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Multinational Experiment 6 (MNE 6)

MNE 6 was a two-year multinational and interagency effort to develop improved coalition capabilities to counter the activities of irregular adversaries and other non-compliant actors while incorporating a whole-of-government Comprehensive Approach. The short-title description for the MNE 6 campaign is "The Irregular Challenge: A comprehensive approach to a complex problem." A unique strength of the MNE 6 project is, although led overall by USJFCOM, other participating nations and NATO are leading specific multinational teams in thematic areas of concept development and experimentation.

Participants:  Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO

Multinational Experiment 5 (MNE 5) 

MNE 5 explored a multinational, interagency, comprehensive engagement strategy, which incorporates government, non-government, and private organizations, using all national and international elements of power, to influence a stable international environment.  It seeked to broaden the context of pre-crisis and crisis management by engaging both military and non-military interagency organizations.

Participants:  Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO

Multinational Experiment 4 (MNE 4)

In 2006, MNE 4 explored how the DIME elements of the effects-based approach to operations (EBAO) affect the behavior of adversaries.  It also examined multinational interagency group coordination, multinational logistics interoperability, information operations, and medical support.

Participants:  Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO

Multinational Experiment 3 (MNE 3)

In February 2004, MNE 3 dropped the LOE designation and brought together a number of concepts in to a larger planning framework.  Participants examined issues associated with ONE: Coalition Interagency Coordination Group; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); multinational information sharing; logistics; coalition-based health services support; information operations; and knowledge management.  MNE 3 highlighted that a Coalition Interagency Coordination Groups was essential to an effective effects-based planning process and that stability operations are inherently multinational and interagency and require a common doctrine.

Participants:  Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO

Multinational Limited Objective Experiment 2 (MN LOE 2)

In February 2003, MN LOE2, studied the development of a coalition operational net assessment (ONA), which encompasses a product, process, and organization focused on developing a detailed understanding of the operational environment, as well as the effects of friendly and adversarial actions in the battlespace.

Participants:  Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO

Multinational Limited Objective Experiment 1 (MN LOE 1)

Initiated in 2001, the first multinational limited objective experiment investigated coalition military planning in an experimental combined joint task force within a distributed, multinational collaborative information environment.

Participants:  Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States

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