Theme Safe and secure society
The Netherlands has to remain a safe country for its citizens to live and to work in. Combatting threats is therefore the core task when it comes to the protection of Dutch and European society. NLR proposes solutions to the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice and Security which contribute towards a safer society. These solutions can help in the effective performance of tasks, and can increase the combat readiness of troops and the resilience against new threats in the air and in space.
A safe transport system
For a safe society, a healthy and safe living environment must be guaranteed, and the risks to citizens of a transport system minimised. Trust in the government and certainty about the legitimacy of supplied products and services are fundamental to a sense of security. NLR supports the Dutch aviation sector and the government in this task. It is essential that new developments, such as aircraft electrification, the introduction of AI and the use of drones in residential areas, are operationalised in a safe way. The risks must be recognised and mitigated.
Safety and security
It’s important to distinguish between safety and security. Safety relates to unintended dangers to people and the environment due to a natural or technological cause, such as a flood, flu pandemic or an accident in the chemical industry. Security is concerned with intentional dangers caused by deliberate human action.
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NLR programmes are multidisciplinary programmes, who together with our knowledge basis, these programmes contribute towards our objectives within the three themes Sustainable aviation, Competitive aerospace and Safe and secure society.