Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies and CBRN Protection (WIS)
The Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies and CBRNchemical, biological, radiological, nuclear Protection (WIS) is a departmental research institute of the Federal government and is subordinate to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). It is the only major German institute dealing with protection against the effects of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction. The purpose of CRBN defense in the Bundeswehr and WIS in particular is to protect Bundeswehr personnel against such munitions. This also involves taking into account the dangers of international terrorism and the technical deficiencies in the theaters of operations as well as potential collateral damage in the vicinity of nuclear power plants and chemical industry facilities, which is just as important.