• 2019-12-10
    Unpacking the buzzword of local ownership
    Local ownership has become a buzzword when discussing capacity-building missions in conflict areas. An FOI report reveals the dilemmas that arise when applying the concept in practice.
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  • 2019-12-03
    Expect Russia to continue throwing its military weight around, not least in Europe
    Compared to a decade ago, Russia has clearly made substantial progress in transforming its military into an efficient fighting force. A new report from FOI forecasts a consolidation of Russian military capability towards 2029, with several implications for international security.
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  • 2019-12-02
    NATO needs to improve its reinforcement capability
    If Russia attacks the Baltic States and Poland, NATO needs to be able to quickly support the forces already in place by moving units from other member states. An FOI study reveals not only several weaknesses in NATO’s capability to conduct reinforcement operations, but also how the alliance is working to rectify the problem.
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  • 2019-11-11
    FOI makes the world safer and more secure
    FOI’s experts apply their unique competence in detecting nuclear weapons tests to make the world a safer place. Their detectors are part of a global system for rapid determination of whether and where a nuclear test has occurred. This is world-leading, cutting-edge technology.
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  • 2019-11-04
    New technology enables touch-free detection of bombs
    When a suspicious object, for example a suitcase abandoned at an airline terminal, needs to be investigated, there is always a risk that someone might be injured. With new methods designed by FOI, explosives can be identified at a distance.
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  • 2019-10-07
    More reliable models of toxic gas emissions
    FOI has produced new data for calculating how toxic gases disperse through the air. A recent report describes how the results provide better estimates in the event of accidents or fire.
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  • 2019-09-26
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    India’s expanding ambitions
    A new report from FOI and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs describes India’s rise as an increasingly important actor in the international arena and discusses the country’s domestic, foreign and defence policies.
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  • 2019-09-24
    Electrical energy allows more efficient combustion and reduces emissions
    Adding just a tad of electrical energy can enable industry to increase its combustion efficiency at the same time as atmospheric emissions are reduced. In a joint project with industry, FOI is researching how engine combustion processes can be more stable.
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  • 2019-09-19
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    Power competition and natural resources behind military presence in Africa
    What are the militaries of other countries doing in Africa and why are they there? In a systematic analysis, FOI has examined the presence of twelve non-African state actors in Africa. The extensive report not only identifies but also explains the motives behind the actors’ military bases on the continent.
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  • 2019-08-26
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    Can 5G be the technological solution for defence?
    A fully connected society, everywhere and all the time. This is the goal of 5G, the new generation mobile phone system, which will have vastly higher flexibility and capacity than today’s system. FOI has investigated the advantages and disadvantages of the 5G standard in military applications.
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