Force Protection

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.

Featured Publications

NATO Force Protection on a Knife Edge

A Think-Piece
Like previous Force Protection (FP) pieces published by the JAPCC, this work is designed to be a ‘Think-Piece’. Its purpose is to provoke debate with the deliberate intention of engaging and challenging colleagues in that [...]

Force Protection Considerations

Overview The subject of Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) has become what can best be described as a ‘hot-topic’ not just for NATO, but globally. From a Force Protection (FP) perspective, it is offered, the primary [...]

Protection of Critical Infrastructure

The challenges in countering drones are faced in both war and peacetime. As discussed in the previous chapters of this book, the risks presented by drones have increasingly come into the civilian focus over recent [...]

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Wing Commander (ret.)

Jez Parkinson

Subject Matter Expert 
Force Protection

Wing Commander (ret.) Jez Parkinson is a RAF Regiment Officer with 33-years’ regular Service; over half in the Multinational environment and in excess of 7-years on operations. He continues to work as a Reservist in the Force Protection Environment and as a civilian on Asset Protection collaborating with the military,...

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