• Pursuit of strategies to expose fabricated media
    It is becoming increasingly easy to create fake images, texts and videos that are so realistic that they are difficult to distinguish from reality. There is a growing risk that the technology is being misused by malicious actors. The FOI report, Detection of Fabricated Media , surveys how fake media can be detected.
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  • Quantum radar draws ever closer
    Quantum radar provides a better image of an object, at the same time as it reduces the risk that the operator or platform doing the spotting will be detected. FOI is following developments on behalf of the Swedish Ministry of Defence.
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  • Russian research investments in AI and autonomous vehicles
    A high degree of state control, cutting-edge investments in AI and robotics and close connection to the battlefields in Syria and Ukraine. These are some of the lessons learned from a study of Russian military research presented in the report Russia’s Military R&D Infrastructure – A Primer.
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  • Russia’s military a willing tool of Putin’s foreign policy
    The Russian military is today loyal to the political leadership. But it can quickly become an independent player in Russian foreign policy. This is the conclusion of an FOI report that provides an overview of scientific literature on the military’s role in Russia’s foreign policy.
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  • FOI condemns Russian sanctions against one of FOI’s researchers
    FOI has received information that one of our colleagues has been sanctioned by Russia, along with seven other EU citizens.
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  • A peace project that can be a Swedish challenge
    EU aims to have a more active role in world politics. The European Peace Facility (EPF) will make it easier to provide support to the armed forces of the partner countries. But the EPF may run counter to the Swedish view of arms exports and force a Swedish “constructive abstention” within EU cooperation.
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  • Russia’s Baltic Fleet has one foot on land
    The changed security policy situation in the Baltic Sea has led the Russian Baltic Fleet to strengthen its forces in Kaliningrad. This is shown in a report from FOI.
    “During the last five years, the Baltic Fleet’s modernisation has primarily focused on its land-based capabilities. It is remarkable that the task of defending Kaliningrad is so great,” says Jonas Kjellén, a researcher at FOI and author of the report, The Russian Baltic Fleet .

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  • Defence efforts in Northern Europe should focus on the near term
    Russia’s means of power are limited compared to those of a united Western alliance, but the country could still pose a serious threat on NATO’s eastern flank. At the same time, Western defence efforts are likely to be constrained in the coming years. Improvements in the defence of Northern Europe should therefore focus on the near term, while still keeping an eye on the future. Relatively limited and inexpensive measures could make a considerable difference, according to researchers from FOI.
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  • The USA’s position as the sole superpower is threatened – “We are moving towards a multipolar world order”
    The global balance of power is at a critical juncture. The enormous defence investments of China and Russia, are threatening the USA’s hitherto unique position of power. This is the assessment of FOI’s report, Defence Economic Outlook 2020 .
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  • FOI – A strong actor in successful EU consortia
    Of eight applications that FOI submitted to EU in August 2020 within the framework of the H2020 Secure Societies programme, a total of four project proposals were accepted in January.
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