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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ISL at GPEC – the General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference

From February 18 to 20, 2020 ISL will be presenting for the first time its last innovations at Frankfurt a. M. at the international Conference for Police Equipment (GPEC).

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STAMINA-UGV Aurochs presented at “The Defence Factory” on 17 and 18 January 2020 in Paris

“The Defence Factory” will be organizing an event at the Paris Event Center on 17 an 18 January 2020. This event launched by the French Ministry for the Armed Forces...

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Joint laboratory

NS3E : Nanomatériaux pour les
Systèmes Sous Sollicitation
Extrême (UMR 3208)

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Ministere des armées  DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung