Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence

An Accredited NATO Military Body

Joint CBRN Defence COE Domain Change Announcement

In 2021, the JCBRN Defence COE is celebrating its 15-year anniversary of the activation as a NATO military international organization in the Czech Republic. As a part of this anniversary, the JCBRN Defence COE will change its current domain (.cz) to a new domain (.org) to align with the domains commonly used by other NATO COEs.

About JCBRN Defence COE

The JCBRN Defence COE is a NATO military body and multi-nationally sponsored organization which offers recognized expertise and experience to the benefit of the Alliance and other partners. Its activities are focused on NATO Transformation process, Operational Support by providing a CBRN Defence advice and Support of CBRN Defence Education, Training and Exercises.

Mission Statement

Our Centre assists NATO, Participants and Partners by supporting NATO’s capability development process, mission effectiveness, interoperability, and transformation by providing comprehensive and timely expertise and experience on CBRN Defence.


The JCBRN Defence COE is and will continue to be the Centre of Gravity for all CBRN Defence related issues within the Alliance, and a focal point for cooperation in CBRN Defence with NATO Partners.

Who We Are

The Centre combines skills and expertise from more than 70 personnel from fourteen nations in the areas of CBRN Concept and Doctrine, Capabilities Development, Defence Planning, Experimentation, Training, Exercises, Education, Lessons Learned, Reachback, Modelling, Simulation and Operations Planning Support; acts as NATO Department Head for WMD/ CBRND Training and Education; and forms the core of the NATO CBRN Reachback capability. We are also expanding our reach-out beyond purely military focus to civil-military, European Union and other international organizations and industries co-operation.


Upcoming Events

CBRNe Summit Europe 2021

  • POSTPONED - New dates are 30 November – 2 December 2021, Brno, Czech Republic

Training Courses