ITF Implements a Monitoring Visit to PSSM activities in Croatia
Physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) is an important element of a safer future. Safe and secure storage of weapons and ammunitions, with an effective management, prevents unplanned explosions or misuse of deadly weapons. Renovation of weapons and ammunition storage facilities is crucial for a safe conditioning in an environment, where societies and communities are expanding day by day.
Countries from the region of South East Europe as well as international organizations have addressed the issue of safe storage and disposal of aging weapons and munitions, with aim to decrease the threat to people, property and the environment.
Based on this the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia (MoD) decided to improve and further strengthen security protocols in various military warehouses through the implementation of PSSM projects. The upgrades were carried out in order to improve stockpile security and management in Croatia, strengthen security protocols in weapons warehouses operated by the MoD, and improve infrastructural aspects of physical security stockpile management.
The PSSM upgrade included video surveillance upgrade, delivery of work stations, server cabinets and autonomous supply units, security systems upgrade, and installation of equipment with software support for the installation of the integrated security system aimed at overall technical protection.
The project, financially supported by the U.S. Department of State, concluded in February 2019, and between 20 and 21 March 2019, Andrej Golob, ITF Project Manager, and Blaž Mihelič, ITF CWD expert, visited the MoD warehouses for a final monitoring visit.