News - Future Force


Are you new to the Future Force Program and are you curious to find out what collaboration between other civilian organisations and the Ministry of Defense look like? Below, you will find the latest news and developments on Future Force related topics and news about existing/ newly-developed civilian-military partnerships.
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Defense signs for renewal of IT backbone

The Groundbreaking IT (GrIT) program must ensure a completely renewed IT infrastructure. Defense will immediately start building future-proof IT infrastructure in 2021. Today State Secretary Barbara Visser signed a contract for this with IBM on behalf of the Athena consortium (IBM / Atos / Unica).

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Better radio connections for the military

Captain at sea Mark Spierings and Haim Delmar of Elbit Systems signed the contract. Soldiers with combat functions will soon receive a secure personal radio (PNR-1000), which they use to network with their group and platoon. The group commanders also receive a robust tablet (Raptor), with which they can share data digitally. The purchase is part of the VOSS project (Improved Operational Soldier System).

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National Congress INNOvember concluded with NAnovember

The digital National Congress INNOvember closed on Friday. Last month, more than 100 sessions were held in the field of technology and innovation. But it is certainly not supposed to end with this.

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Knowledge and innovation agenda to stay ahead of the enemy

Defense must stay ahead of (potential) opponents. Knowledge building, technology development and innovations are essential in this. The Strategic Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (SKIA) 2021-2025 published today provides the armed forces with direction towards this innovation.

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