Under this standardization, DTC PAF takes part in the works of NATO operational standardization groups devoted to joint operations as well as respective branches of armed forces. Furthermore, it supports Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in the field of operational standardization. It also supports the Chief of General Staff to supervise national representatives in NATO standardization groups.
DTC PAF’s e-library contains the central base of doctrines and doctrinal documents of all levels. The library is being continuously complemented and d. In the bookmark OPERATIONAL STANDARDIZATION one can find projects of NATO and national documents, plans of doctrines and doctrinal documents development, architectures of NATO and national documents as well as bulletins on operational standardization.
NATO standardization is the development and implementation of concepts, doctrines, procedures and designs in order to achieve and maintain the compatibility, interchangeability or commonality which are necessary to attain the required level of interoperability, or to optimise the use of resources, in the fields of operations, materiel and administration.
- NATO standardization in the operational field – the development of standardization documents concerning the military practice, such as doctrine, tactics, methods and procedures of activities, logistics, training, reporting, plans and maps.
- NATO standardization in the materiel field – the development of standardization documents concerning technical requirements used in the weapon and equipment lifecycle.
- NATO standardization in the administration field – the development of standardization documents, improving NATO’s administrative activity in such fields as terminology, finances, human resources, military ranks, etc.
Operational standardization of the PAF is the development and implementation of doctrines, doctrinal documents and complementary documents that are not normalization documents as well as the implementation of activities that enhance their usage in order to reach and maintain the required level of interoperability by the PAF or the optimization of the use of resources, where the used definitions stand for:
- Doctrine – a document containing fundamental principles by which the military forces guide their actions in support of objectives. It is authoritative but requires judgement in application. Within the meaning of equivalent NATO standardization documents, a doctrine constitutes an equivalent document of the first level of NATO’s hierarchy of doctrines in the field of joint operations.
- Doctrinal document – a document constituting a development of a doctrine’s provisions, containing rules that should guide military forces, branches of armed forces and services of armed forces in order to achieve planned goals and tasks. Within the meaning of equivalent NATO standardization documents, a doctrinal document constitutes an equivalent document of the second level of NATO’s hierarchy of doctrines in the field of joint operations or a different NATO doctrine from a non-joint operations field (a NATO doctrine stands for a document which contains a term DOCTRINE in its title).
- Complementary document – a document constituting a development of a doctrine’s or doctrinal document’s provisions, including tactics, techniques and procedures that military forces, branches of armed forces and services of armed forces should use in order to perform planned tasks. Within the meaning of equivalent NATO standardization documents, a complementary document is a normalization document. Moreover, if its issuance is not justified, it cannot be developed under operational standardization.
 Decision no. 311/MON of the Minister of National Defence on 16 November 2016 on the implementation in the National Defence department “The instruction on proceeding with NATO standardization documents”.
2. CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIMENTATION
- preparation and verification through experimentation of new training solutions, concepts, forms and methods as well as the principles and procedures for HQs, staffs and troops training;
- participation in development of: the concept of using PAF components , armament and equipment and the concept of the PAF functioning and their verification through experimentation;
- participation and conducting defense experiments in search of new capabilities.
3. LESSONS LEARNED
LL process management within the Polish Armed Forces;
dissemination of lessons learned from operations outside the country and the realization of the armed forces training process on doctrines, doctrinal documents, regulations and instructions as well as keeping a national LL database and sharing its resources;
participation in furnishing Polish Military Contingents/ Polish Military Units participating in NATO, EU and UN operations outside the country with international standardization documents and LL from the conducted operations.