• 2019-08-14
    Photos from an experiment
    Safer ammunition through FOI’s research
    What does the process look like when explosive materials ignite on being heated? FOI is investigating this with the help of cook-off tests. The results from this thermally-induced ignition can be used, among other things, to develop safer munitions.
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  • 2019-05-28
    Super material graphene awaits a breakthrough
    There is widespread interest in studying the material graphene, although a breakthrough has yet to be achieved.
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  • 2019-04-23
    Global defence spending, illustrated on a world map.
    Major opportunities and challenges for Europe’s defence industry
    The European defence industry’s response to the increasing demand for military materiel is a particular focus of FOI’s second report in the Defence Economic Outlook series. The report connects the military expenditures of different countries to analysis of security policy and economics.
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  • 2019-04-15
    Simulated photo FOI’s planning tool
    FOI participates in defence research cooperation in space
    FOI is participating in a satellite project with sensor systems that can discover and determine the position of satellites as well as other objects in space, including pure debris. The launch of Satellite SPARC-1 is at the beginning of May this year.
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  • 2019-04-08
    Unidentified military stand watch over a checkpoint to the Crimea region.
    Confidence-building measures won’t stop an aggressor
    The OSCE has numerous tools for preventing conflict between states that wish to avoid war. But if one side deliberately seeks war, there are several loopholes in the agreement between 57 states, writes FOI in a study commissioned by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
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  • 2019-04-01
    Militaries on a boat.
    Advantages and risks of regional defence cooperation
    Defence cooperation in smaller groups has become a way to deal with the deterioration in European security. For Sweden, according to an FOI report, this involves prioritising those clusters that deliver the greatest benefits for its defence capability.
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  • 2019-03-19
    An aircraft in an early design stage
    Europe to Australia in three hours in the aircraft of the future
    Imagine being able to travel from Europe to Australia in three hours. In the European cooperation project, STRATOFLY, FOI has a key role in producing a propulsion system that will power future aircraft at speeds ten times faster than today’s.
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  • 2019-03-06
    A Russian military vehicle with the laser weapon Peresvet
    A more nuanced view of Russian electronic warfare
    Russia’s electronic warfare capability has developed powerfully in the last ten years. This applies to both offensive and defensive methods. But, as a FOI report discloses, what attracts most attention are offensive capabilities, often because of ignorance.
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  • 2019-03-06
    Putin and Erdogan
    Turkey’s relations with NATO and control over northern Syria
    Two FOI reports describe the contacts that Turkey, a NATO member, has with Russia, and the collision course that the USA and Turkey are on in north-eastern Syria.
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  • 2019-03-04
    9K720 Iskander
    Russian A2/AD capability overrated
    Western nations are concerned about Russia’s capability to prevent – from a distance – an enemy’s access to a geographic area (A2/AD). A new FOI report, “Bursting the bubble?” describes the danger as exaggerated and analyzes several possible countermeasures.
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