Protection technologies, security, situational awareness

Energetic and advanced protective materials

Laser and electromagnetic technologies

Leading-edge research in defence and security in the heart of Europe

Flight techniques for projectiles

The French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL) is a bi-national research institute established by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the basis of a treaty signed in 1958. The core mission of ISL is: "Research, scientific studies and basic predevelopment in the field of defence and security".

ISL has reinforced its activities on issues of civil security and countermeasures against terrorism encountered both at home and during overseas military operations.


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Friedrich Leopold received the Leonardo Da Vinci Award

The Leonardo Da Vinci Award  has been awarded to Friedrich Leopold at the 18th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, in recognition of his Excellent contributions and outstanding achievements in the...

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Ministere des armées  DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung