Effective and resource-efficient Force Protection (FP) is so important because its presence might not contribute to the success of an operation; however, its absence will certainly contribute to failure. Therefore, assets should be designed to be resilient. FP support to NATO Logistics and the protection of physical aspects of the CIS architecture are vital to ensure sustainment and communications, including access to Space. We identified FP shortfalls and encouraged Nations to reinvest in this fundamental capability.
The JAPCC is contributing to joint, multi-domain FP capability development across NATO by emphasizing that it must be proactively incorporated into planning processes using a detailed understanding of the operational environment, the role and mission of the asset to be protected, and the threats. There can be no set ‘Minimum Military Requirement’ as requirements will be determined through task-specific analysis of the FP challenge.