Laser and electromagnetic technologies

Flight techniques for projectiles

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

Energetic and advanced protective materials

Protection technologies, security, situational awareness

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 receives Zernow Award during the International Symposium on Ballistics

The ISL has been awarded the Louis and Edith Zernow Award during the International Symposium on Ballistics which took place on September 11-15 in Long Beach (California). This award is...

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Ministere de la défense DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung