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.
The organisation and top management of FFI
On this page you can read more about the organisation and top management of the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
Ethics and integrity
Honesty and fairness is a basic ethical requirement and essential in order for FFI’s research and reputation to appear credible and trustworthy.
FFI is located at Kjeller, 2 km north of Lillestrøm and 25 km from Oslo, with easy access by train, bus or car. FFI also have a research unit in Horten.
FFI's main strategy is leading of all other strategies and plans of action.
Cooperation – optimal use of resources
FFI is a large interdisciplinary research institute, and in order to optimally utilise resources, we cooperate with many actors, nationally and internationally.
FFIs research divisions
We have five research divisions.