Developing and Improving Guidelines for the Management of Ammunition in NATO Technical Working Groups – An Interview with Lieutenant Colonel György Miklósi

doi: 10.32562/mkk.2022.2.7


The present publication is an interpretation of a professional discussion between two experts both of whom have decades of experience in the field of ammunition life cycle management. The report discusses the process of developing ammunition life cycle guidelines for NATO.2 It will cover the different working groups, their structures, their working procedures, their relationships and the methodology used to develop ammunition management guidelines. In terms of international relations, the publication briefly discusses the cooperation and communication between the NATO Working Groups on Ammunition and the other UN3 and EU4 Task Forces with similar tasks. The interview was conducted with one of the most knowledgeable experts in this field in Hungary, Lieutenant Colonel György Miklósi, who provides a comprehensive overview of the aforementioned topics and details the tasks to be carried out by the Ministry of Defence and the Hungarian Defence Forces in the development and implementation of new domestic regulations on ammunition handling compatible with NATO guidelines. The interview does not neglect to mention the obstacles and contains valuable insights as a thought provoker or discussion starter.


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Interview with Lieutenant Colonel György Miklósi, May 2021, Brussels.

Allied Ammunition Storage and Transport Publication, AASTP-1, Edition B Version 1 December 2015.

International Ammunition Technical Guideline, IATG, Second edition, 01 February 2015.