Last Update August 21, 2018


  • C4I, Communication Systems
  • CBRN Equipment
  • Counter-measures, Electronic Warfare and Decoys
  • IT, Computing and Software
  • Services (R&D, training, engineering, consultancy, …)
  • Training & Simulation

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway. The Establishment is also the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces’ military organization.

FFI’s R&D Helps Protect Norwegian Interests Demand for FFI’s research increases as the nature of armed conflict evolves. New communications technologies in new areas of conflict and for new means of protection from biological and chemical weapons are just two of the fields where FFI is currently investing resources. The overall goal is to enable men and women in uniform to be more effective in the field and ensure safety on the job, as well as their safe return.

FFI addresses these challenges through a broad spectrum of research topics ranging from the assistance of operational units to the support of national security policy via defence planning and technology studies. FFI is a leading world-class defence technology centre.

Main Area of Research Transformation and CD&E:

  • Scenarios and structure analyses
  • Development of concept
  • Experimentation
  • Cost effectiveness of structural components
  • Modelling and simulation Terrorism and Security in Society
  • Terrorism analyses
  • Protection of society
  • Protection against weapons of mass destruction Introducing NBD
  • Operations and organisational structure
  • Information infrastructure and decision support
  • Sensors
  • Effectors
  • Information operations Military Operations
  • Techniques of combat
  • Platforms
  • Soldier equipment systems
  • Environmental security
  • Logistics
  • Safety and protection
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles
  • Navigation Defence and Security in the Artic areas
  • Surveillance and mapping
  • Preparedness and crisis management
  • Cold weather operations

Contact info #1

Age Skoelv
+47 63 80 77 65
Analysis Division
+47 63 80 71 15
Instituttvn 20, N-2007 Kjeller, Norway

Analysis Division

Main activities:

  • Defence analysis
  • Cost analysis
  • Security policy

FFI’s Analysis Division is one of Norway’s most important centres for applied defence and systems analysis, and enjoys a close collaborative relationship with sister organisations in several countries.

Information Management Division

The Information Management Division has 65–70 employees. Most of the division’s projects are aimed towards joint level of the Armed Forces.

The work of the division is divided into three principal areas of research:

  • Network based defence
  • Information operations
  • Modelling and simulation technology

Land and Air Systems Division

Main activities:

  • Concept and systems development
  • Operational experimentation
  • Basic research in ionosphere physics and nanotechnology

The primary task of the Land and Air Systems Division is to contribute to the modernisation and transformation of the Armed Forces, more specifically, Norwegian ground forces and the air force by providing flexible operational capabilities suitable for tackling the altered nature of today’s security challenges.

The division aims to qualitatively improve the mission capability of the Armed Forces, ensuring that it has relevant operational capacity at all times by providing relevant technological solutions that are both effectual and cost effective.

Maritime Systems Division

Main activities:

  • Concept and systems development
  • Operational experimentation
  • Marine environment studies

The main thrust of the work of the Maritime Systems Division is to contribute to the transformation and modernisation of Norwegian maritime forces through the development and provision of relevant technical solutions and expertise.

It is engaged in both long term and applied research and development, with ongoing projects in experimentation, test and evaluation, concept and systems development for frigates, missile torpedo boats, and submarines. The division is also engaged in concept and systems development involving vessels utilised in sea mine warfare and autonomous underwater vehicles and the interface between them.

Protection Division

Main activities:

  • Threat assessment
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Protective measures

The Protection Division is a national centre of expertise in protection against weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and conventional weapons. The Protection Division studies the physiological consequences to the human body of intensive operations in cold climates with little rest and minimum sustenance.

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

  • Postboks 25, 2027, Kjeller, Norway
  • +47 63 80 71 15
  • +47 63 80 71 15
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