Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

FFI turns knowledge and ideas into an effective defence

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway.

The Establishment is the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces’ military organization.

The demand for expert and flexible armed forces requires continuous renewal and Norway’s unflagging emphasize on defence technology keeps FFI busy. It is a true challenge to make significant contributions to the development of the Armed Forces – both in its principal national defence role as well as in its various roles as an effective participant in international security operations.

Relevant defence research now requires international cooperation. In order to maintain a position at the forefront of science and technology within chosen sectors, FFI collaborates with national and international scientific institutions and industry. The Establishment also has a close working relationship with its partners and customers.

Research divisions

We have four research divisions.