NATO establishes a centre to protect critical underwater infrastructure

CONTENT: One of the major outcomes of the recent NATO meeting held in Brussels between 14 and 15 February 2023, is the establishment of the Undersea Infrastructure Coordination Cell (UICC) at NATO headquarters. The UICC will be led by retired German Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann and will focus on identifying vulnerabilities, coordinating with industry partners, and bringing together key military and civilian personnel to improve the security of the critical underwater infrastructure. The UICC aims to enhance the exchange of knowledge and technology to optimise the protection of submarine infrastructure.