Defence Technology

FOI creates, evaluates and disseminates knowledge and techniques to handle threats and vulnerabilities for both the Swedish Armed Forces and the civil society.

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The Division of Defence Technology conducts defence research in all military domains, from space systems to underwater warfare. We work with system-of-systems, platforms, subsystems and in some cases components. Core competences include military space issues, aeronautics, modelling and simulation, underwater technology, artificial intelligence, guidance and control and assessment of effects and vulnerability up to platform levels.

The division is strongly placed both nationally and internationally. The broad range of expertise and a well-developed international network gives us a unique capability to solve many problems in our areas of expertise. Within this division, FOI has advanced and unique experimental resources and a long experience of complex field trials. On a commission from the Swedish Air Force, we manage the Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, FLSC.

Among the entities to whom Defence Technology provides research-based support is the Government Office, mainly the Ministry of Defence, The Ministry for Foreign affairs and to a lesser degree the Ministry of Justice. Our main partners are the Swedish Armed Forces and The Defence Material Administration. We also work with the Swedish Police and take part in research projects funded by the European Union. In addition, our experts provide support to the Swedish representation in international organisations, for example the UN and the Missile Technology Control Regime, MTCR.


Last updated: 2022-02-10