FUTURE FORCES FORUM closely cooperates with relevant expert working groups from NATO, EDA and other international organisations. The members are actively involved in the expert programme, exhibition and other events which gives our exhibitors and partners an exceptional opportunity to personally discuss lessons learned and particular requirements for future military/security applications. Industry presentations during official meetings are also available. Please contact us for more information about your prospective presentation.
NATO CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
Representatives of the NATO Centres of Excellence participate in the FFF events. A NATO COE is a nationally or multi-nationally sponsored entity, which offers recognised expertise and experience to the benefit of the Alliance, especially in support of transformation. A COE is not part of the NATO Command Structure (NCS), but forms part of the wider framework supporting NATO Command Arrangements (NCA).
NATO ARMY ARMAMENTS GROUP (NAAG) LAND CAPABILITY GROUP DISMOUNTED SOLDIER SYSTEMS (LCG DSS)
Over 200 international experts, members of national acquisition systems and standardization offices from more than 28 NATO Allies and partner nations in the area of individual systems - equipment, protection and armament.
DSS Experts Cover:
- Combat Clothing, Individual Equipment & Protection – All issues related to the combat clothing, individual equipment and protective equipment of dismounted soldier systems. The main scope is a key component of Integrated Personal Protection.
- Sub Group: Team of Experts Flame Resistant
- Small Arms Ammunition Interchangeability – All technical aspects of Small and Cannon Calibre Ammunition (up to and including 40 mm and the ancillary items such as links, clips, magazines, bandoliers, boxes, etc.).
- Sub Group: Team of Experts ATT
- Soldier Capabilities Analysis Group (SCAG) – Assessing the operational needs of coalition tactical dismounted forces.
- Sub Group: Team of Experts Human Systems Integration
- C4I & System Architecture (SA) – Identifying and maintaining interoperability between soldier systems and between soldier systems and tactical vehicles. Interfaces include plugs, connectors and electrical and data exchange protocols, digitization and the ability to transfer battlefield information between soldiers during dismounted operations of nations.
- Sub Group: Power Team of Experts
- Weapons & Sensors (W&S) – Issues related to soldier's weapon systems, grenades and shoulder launched and guided anti-
tank weapons, as well as dedicated sensors including day and night sights, laser designators, tactical lights and fire control systems. Weapon system includes the weapon itself, different types of ammunition and the dedicated accessories, the interface of weapons and sensors with the various other parts of the soldier system and relevant Combat ID related Standards.
- Sub Group: W&S STANAG 4512 Team of Experts
- Sub Group: W&S Sensor Team of Experts
- Sub Group: W&S Suppressor Team of Experts
- Power & Connectors – Identification of soldier system power connectivity requirements, development of power and data electrical connectivity standards and common format power sources. Their emphasis is on providing power to the dismounted soldier and soldier systems within a coalition operation.
- There are also various Ad Hoc groups or Teams of Experts and/or Quick Reaction Teams as necessary to accomplish its mission in areas such as:
- Head-Borne Systems
- Integrated Personal Protection
- Dismounted Battlefield Combat ID and Markings
- Embarked Personnel ToE
- ToE Non Lethal Millimeter Wave
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION (STO)
Defence Science and Technology (S&T), in the context of NATO, is defined as the selective and rigorous generation and application of state-of-the-art, validated knowledge for Defence and Security purposes. The term is broadly inclusive of the physical, engineering, information, human, medical and social sciences.
NATO S&T is comprised of activities that contribute to the generation and exploitation of scientific knowledge and technological innovation, addressing the short-, medium- and long-term horizon. NATO S&T includes programmes and activities that Nations, NATO bodies and Partners elect to perform within the trusted NATO framework. NATO S&T serves the Security and Defence posture of the Nations and NATO, and supports the core tasks of the Alliance as set out in the Strategic Concept. The vast majority of NATO S&T work is funded directly by the Nations.
NATO COMEDS CBRN Medical Working Group
standardization of all NATO activities dealing with the health protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The internationally recognized experts in the medical area of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear issues from more than 15 NATO and non-NATO nations are actively working in this WG.
- Creation and development of standardization documents for all activities and procedures dealing with health protection against CBRN warfare agents for NATO operations
- Identification of gaps dealing with the health protection and medical countermeasures against CBRN warfare agents
- Identification of the trends in the development of CBRN medical countermeasures (means and procedures)
NATO ARMY ARMAMENTS GROUP (NAAG) JOINT CBRN DEFENCE - CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP (JCBRND-CDG)
Over 80 international experts in the field of CBRN defence from the NATO and Allied countries.