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NATO WMD/CBRN Intelligence Indicators and Warning Course

Conducted by PROT


The aim of the course is to prepare INTEL Analysts and CBRN Specialists to identify the associated indicators and warnings of a developing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) / Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) program.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Discipline: WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction / Chemical / Bio
Area: MD - Weapons of Mass Destruction
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.721
ETOC Code: WMD-MD-32025

Admin note

An ADL Module on CBRN Fundamentals will be required for all iterations starting in 2017.

Course Iterations

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If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

WMD/CBRN THREAT, NATO POLICY AND NON - PROLIFERATION INITIATIVES: Given references, historical background, NATO policy and doctrine, and International Non-Proliferation agreements, the student will be able to describe NATO’s comprehensive approach to prevent, protect, and recover from the threat of WMD/CBRN attacks or releases highlighting the relevance of the international Non-Proliferation.

INTEL SUPPORT TO CBRN DEFENCE: Given references the student will be able to describe the INTEL collection disciplines and related INTEL products and processes used to evaluate, analyse and interpret CBRN data/information available.

WMD/CBRN MATERIALS PRODUCTION AND CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT: Given technical references the student will be able to describe the processes required to develop nuclear fissile materials, biological agents and toxins, and chemical agents that can be used in a WMD and attacks/activities involving CBRN materials.

WMD/CBRN INDICATORS AND DATA/INFO PROCESSING: Given technical references the student will be able to explain the WMD/CBRN materials production methods required to create and develop a WMD/CBRN program and capabilities to include weaponization, storage, delivery and dispersal, and analyze the production processes associated with weapons development in order to determine the indicators and warnings of clandestine CBRN programs.

Course Participants

Officer (OF-2 thru OF-4), NCO (OR-6 thru OR-9), and/or civilian equivalent assigned, or selected for assignment, to a NATO Headquarters or Agency, or a Ministry of Defence, Foreign Affairs Department or subordinate military headquarters, unit or national agency of any NATO country which fulfils responsibilities in support of NATO Intelligence and/or CBRN Defence operations.

Language Proficiency: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-4


This one week (5 day) orientation course is comprised of interactive lectures, followed by brief moderated question and answer sessions. Syndicate exercises will reinforce learning objectives and facilitate student collaboration.

Further Information

This course examines the strategic threat to NATO, introduces basic CBRN production and weapons concepts, describes the processes to develop a WMD/CBRN capability, and explores the indicators of clandestine programs. Students attending this course will need to complete: NATO Intelligence - An Overview (ADL-046) and one of the following courses: N2-02 NATO Intelligence Course or National Equivalent, M3-70 NATO CBRN Orientation Course or National Equivalent Course.


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules provided by the ACT LMS prior to attending the course.

ADL Modules

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