Everything You Need, When You Need It

The NATO-VOHQ (Virtual Operations Headquarters) is dedicated to using innovative technology to improve and expand the reach of operational training for all NATO forces across the globe, no matter where they are located.

The NATO-VOHQ is a persistent, online, virtual world available from anywhere, at any time of day.

The NATO-VOHQ expands upon the NATO's dedication to improve:


Giving you access to unprecedented modern approaches to operational training, online collaboration and information sharing


Supplying you with interactive content and resources accessible from anywhere in the world and at any time of day


Expanding delivery of critical information and world class content to NATO staff worldwide

Key Features

  • Virtual Tents that represent various areas typically found in a joint operation center
  • Every tent is outfitted with access to shared databases and mappable content areas in a public collaborative space
  • Reception tent with security checkpoint and unclassified databases
  • Private tents to book for events ranging from one-on-one meetings to large briefings
  • A NATO Staff Advisor to answer frequently asked questions
  • Intel & Operations tent for private or group study, and small public meetings
  • Command tent for organized operational training and drills
  • Assigned roles with permissions to simulate real-life military ranks and access
  • Content mapping system to display maps, documents, videos, or screen-share
  • Direct access to NATO virtual training courses

Choose Your NATO-VOHQ Experience

Users can access the NATO-VOHQ in two different modes:

  • Web 3D mode is ideal for those who can install the browser plugin.
  • Desktop mode is ideal for those who can install the client.
Web 3D
Immersive 3D Virtual World
The 3D mode allows users to experience the NATO-VOHQ as an interactive 3D Virtual World, including customizing their avatar and exploring many environments.
Browser-Based Virtual World
Robust 3D experience through the Unity WebPlayer plugin for convenient access to the virtual world when using Firefox or Safari
Customizable Avatars
Users of the NATO-VOHQ can customize their avatar with a wide variety of clothing and appearance options
Voice Communication (VOIP)
Users can also talk to others intuitively through voice when they have a microphone or headset available.
Text Chat
Text chat channels including Public Rooms, Groups, and Private Messages
Web 3D


VOHQ Desktop 3D client for Windows PC


Minimum Requirements:

  • System RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • GPU: 3D Graphics Card that supports Shader Model 2.0 or greater (NVIDIA GeForce 6800, or ATI Radeon X1600 Pro) with at least 256 MB Video RAM
  • Hard Disk: 2 GB free hard disk space

NATO-VOHQ User Guide Download (PDF)


This document gives you everything you need to know about installing, running, and utilizing the features of the NATO-VOHQ. If you are still having issues, please head over to our Support Page.

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