The new complexity of the threats posed to society by terrorism, natural catastrophes and organised crime, on the one hand, and asymmetrical military operations on the other have greatly changed the demands placed on research and development in the defense and security sector. Therefore, this series of seminars will turn to decision-makers and specialists from national security agencies just as much as it does to directors and officers, engineers and members of academia entrusted with planning, development, testing and evaluating modern defense systems.
The topic of security will be explored in partnership with key figures from research, universities, industry and government agencies. Our seminars will cover a broad spectrum of security technologies and topics. This ranges from, among other things, protecting critical infrastructures to detecting explosives and video surveillance.
Regarding defense, the focus in the seminars will be on classical topics in ballistics, simulation and calculation methods, measuring techniques, chemical energy sources and substances. Further topics will include systems aspects, questions of vulnerability as well as quality assurance and environmental protection in military technology.
In general, these seminars will be held in every two years. They assume general knowledge of the specific subject being discussed. If found to be conducive, relevant research facilities will be visited.
Dr.-Ing. Erhardt Lach
French-German Research Institute
Saint Louis (ISL)
68301 Saint Louis