Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI)

Unspecified (2009) Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI). [Website]


FOI is one of Europe’s leading research institutes in the defence and security area. The agency is financed on contracts’ basis and is responsible to the ministry of defence. The core business is research, method and technology development and studies. FOI is prominent when it comes to developing sensor systems such as radar, laser and optics with sophisticated image and signal processing. We carry out security policy studies and analyses, evaluate different types of threats and develop tools for, as an example, adaptation of society due to climate change. FOI develops systems for crisis management in connection with major accidents and catastrophic events. We develop control and command systems for the defence sector and for international peace-keeping efforts. We develop methods for the handling of dangerous substances and contribute to safer IT systems. FOI was created in 2001 through the merger of the then existing governmental agencies FOA (National Defence Research Establishment) and FFA (Aeronautical Research Institute). The agency has its head office in Kista in Stockholm. It also has operations in Linköping and Umeå and in Grindsjön outside Stockholm. The number of employees was about 1000 in 2007, of which 800 were research-workers. The turnover was 1.19 billion Swedish Crowns (SEK) of which 94 percent were funded by contracts.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Defense, Research, Sweden, IT systems,
    Subjects: Organizations and Networks > Governmental
    Research and Education > Institutions
    Organizations: Unspecified
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2009 10:10
    URI: http://library.arcticportal.org/id/eprint/577

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