Physical protection – both collective and personal

FOI has advanced measuring systems to study exposure to hazardous substances with various types of protection, for example filters for buildings and vehicles, protective clothing and masks.

One area in which FOI has long experience is leakage in suits and uniforms; how well they protect against hazardous substances and what their weak points are. FOI has its own programme of research in this area but also conducts tests and evaluations of instruments and equipment on behalf of other stakeholders. FOI also provides expert support for the Swedish Armed Forces in their choice and purchasing of physical protection equipment.


The Swedish Armed Forces are the largest customer in this area but FOI also receives individual assignments from the Defence Materiel Administration FMV, the defence industry and the Swedish Civil Contingencies, Agency MSB.