Working Group 3 Military Technology

Information systems, systems testing, impact of technology on operations, weaponry, interaction with human dimension, R&D agendas, industry connections, life cycles and defence acquisition, network centric warfare and network enabled capabilities.


Kimberley Underwood, "Finland is Developing Communication Superpowers," Signal, AFCEA 75, 1 October 2019. Finnish researchers are advancing in-band full-duplex wireless communication to improve military applications. (photograph, Armada International, tactical wireless IP network)

tactical wireless IP network, Armada international

Current Chairs and Contacts for Working groups. 

Hannu Kari

Director of Research, Finnish National Defence Academy,

Hannu Kari

Hannu Kari is a Finnish researcher in information technology and information security and a developer of wireless mobile systems (especially GPRS). Since April 2007, he has worked as research director at the Finnish National Defense University. He has previously worked as a professor at the Helsinki University of Technology and researcher at Nokia. He was present at the founding of ISMS in Amsterdam in May 2008.

Past Chairs:

Professor Dr. Hannu Kari, Finnish National Defence University

Scope: the aim and purpose of the Working Group

International cooperation on questions of military science and technology may present challenges because of classified information and potential commercial value.  Operating in an international forum at an unclassified level, this working group seeks to raise awareness about open-source developments of broad interest to our institutional members. Participants may use the open forums for situational awareness about unclassified developments and ongoing research. 

Keyword descriptors

Military science, technology, cyber security, communications, networks, surveillance, targeting, surveillance, physics of armaments, military chemistry, CBRNE

Topics addressed in previous conferences

Surveillance systems on public transit; Digital Communications Interception and its Strategic Aspects; Trends in Unmanned Ground Vehicle Development; Methods to Improve Privacy Protection in Wireless Military Networks; Modeling imbalance of cyber operations between closed and open national networks; Brain-machine interface and the future soldier

Current Working Group Activities

The working group is looking for contributors to prepare an annual digest of new and influential materials, including books, journal articles, and research projects, for the benefit of participants and institutional members.

History of the Working Group

This is one of the original eight working groups of the ISMS established at Amsterdam in 2008.

Related Contact information

Czech Defence University journal, Advances in Military Technology 

Elsevier Journal, Defence Technology