In accordance with JCBRN Defence COE aim to intensify engagement in relevant NATO bodies, two COE members - LTC Martin Peša and MAJ Karel Vydra attended PPSG meeting held at WINTERBOURNE GUNNER, UK during 30 NOV – 2 DEC 2010. The main aim of COE participation was to contribute to NATO forces capabilities improvement. Both COE members discussed together with other meeting attendees potential enhancement of protective equipment. Results of such discussions should lead to better protection and higher comfort of persons operating under dangerous conditions in CBRN environment.

       Furthermore LTC Martin PEŠA took over JPAWS (Joint Priority Assessment and Work Schedule) custodianship. This step gives JCBRN COE new responsibility to coordinate projects running within NATO CBRN community.

      The entire meeting attended by representatives of ten NATO countries and Sweden has been evaluated as really worthwhile and profitable to capabilities improvement. Next PPSG meeting is scheduled to Denmark in May 2011, where new challenges in physical protection are to be discussed and evaluated.


Author: LTC Martin Peša