Through ANTILOPE I and ANTILOPE II, FFI has developed and maintained knowledge on the use of operational analysis in support to military operations, both as a concept and in practice. The project series has continuously supported the Norwegian armed forces in exercises, planning processes and operations.
In 2008-2013, we deployed analysts to Afghanistan to support the Norwegian troops. ANTILOPE and FFI offered reach-back to support the deployed analysts throughout this period.
One of the main tasks of the deployed analysts was to carry out comprehensive progress assessments in the province of Faryab. In order to include the Afghan society in the assessments, ANTILOPE, in cooperation with the Norwegian lead Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT Maimanah), developed an opinion polling to be held twice a year in Faryab. The data was analyzed by ANTILOPE and the reach-back function at FFI.
See some of the publications of analysis support to military operations