• 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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  • 2019-08-14
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    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
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    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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