Mr. Jonathan Russell
Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Future Soldier Systems Conference (FSSC) 2016
Chairman NATO LCG/DSS/HBS Head Borne Systems Team of Experts
Principal Scientist, DSTL
Jonathan is a Principal Scientist within the Physical Sciences Group at Dstl, Porton Down, UK. He is the Survivability Lead and Dismounted Drotection Project Technical Authority for the Land Integrated Systems and Close Combat Systems Programme, where he is responsible for delivering VIRTUS requirements for physical protection and has recently been the technical partner to industry for the UKs power and data enabled helmet concept demonstrator.
He is an active member of the NATO Land Capability Group Dismounted Soldier System (LCGDSS) Combat Clothing Individual Equipment and Protection (CCIEP) group, chair of the Head Borne Systems Team of Experts, and chair of STANAG 2902 NATO Combat Helmet.
He is a subject matter expert in physical protection having joined Dstl in 2005, developing and analysing vulnerability and lethality concepts for UK land vehicles. He has spent the last 5 years working in the dismounted protection domain, researching, developing and supporting UK MOD procurement programmes, and technical lead for INVICTUS – the programme board for VIRTUS. Prior to this he was Dismounted Close Combat Science Gateway at DE&S Soldier Training and Special Programmes, responsible for coherence between research and procurement.