Fraunhofer VVS

Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security

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Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security

Within the Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security VVS, seven institutes and three associated members have joined forces to pool competences, coordinate their research activities in the field of defense and security as well as to put them into action.

In times of political and social turbulences, safety and security is a growing market. Modern technology, products and services are demanded as never before. Prosperity and growth of our industrial societies depend on globally interlinked critical infrastructures. Their disruption or failure could lead to unpredictable economic and social consequential damages. Disappearing boundaries between internal and external security and between public and private security lead to ever more complex and unknown challenges: International terrorism, transnational organized crime as well as global effects of local natural catastrophes and major accidents are only a few examples. The Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security develops profound technological solutions for security in order to recognize and if possible to prevent potential hazards at an early stage and to minimize damages after their occurrence. Additionally, the Group educes methodological, procedural and tactical concepts.