Puolustusvoimien tutkimuslaitos

About the Research Agency

The Finnish Defence Research Agency FDRA is a military institution under the authority of Defence Command Finland and provides advanced research, development, testing and evaluation services for the Finnish Defence Forces. Defence Research Agency is a multidisciplinary research and development organisation bringing together research and development activities related to military, behavioral, social and natural sciences under one roof.

Defence Research Agency´s mission is

  • to establish a robust knowledge base for military capability development, and
  • to develop strategic and operational level concepts and technological solutions and
  • to ensure their functionality, compliance with requirements and compatibility.

The Finnish Defence Research Agency focuses on areas critical to national defence and that are not covered by other research institutes in Finland. The Defence Research Agency co-operates closely with administrative branches, authorities, defence industry, the scientific community and research institutes as well as with the armed forces of other countries.