Related projects

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The objective of the EMPHASIS project is to test a system concept for detecting ongoing illicit production of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in urban areas.

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The LOTUS concept is aimed at detecting precursors over a wide urban area. The detectors may be placed at fixed positions although most detectors should be mobile. The size of today’s detectors makes placement suitable in vehicles such as a police or other law enforcement vehicles.

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The PREVAIL project is an innovative approach to inhibit the use of some common materials as precursors to explosives and to allow for easier detection.


The ENCOUNTER project aims to assess current state of the art capability in both neutralisation of small scale IEDs and in mitigation of the effects of a detonated IED, leading to development of improved capability in both areas.

FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency 
Department of Energetic Materials
Grindsjön Research Centre
SE-147 25 Tumba