Danish Defence Research Establishment
Danish Defence Research Establishment short FOFT was the consultative, guiding and promotion organ in the scientific and technical area for the Danish military. It was an independent institute under the Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence (Denmark)
The Ministry of Defence of Denmark is a ministry in the Danish government. It is charged with overall planning, development, and strategic guidance of the entire area of responsibility of the Danish Defence minister, including the armed forces and the emergency management sector...

. FOFT was located on Svanemøllens Barracks in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...


Established in 1970 as a successor to Forsvarets Forskningsråd, it had a status of sector-research-institute, on the same line as example Arbejdsmiljøinstituttet, Statens Institut for Folkesundhed or Statens Serum Institut
Statens Serum Institut
Statens Serum Institut , or SSI for short, is a Danish sector research institute located on the island of Amager in Copenhagen. Its purpose is to combat and prevent infectious diseases, congenital disorders, and threats from weapon of mass destruction...


FOFT represented the Danish military in international research-foras, like NATO Research and Technology Organisation
NATO Research and Technology Organisation
The NATO Research and Technology Organisation promotes and conducts co-operative scientific research and exchange of technical information amongst 26 NATO nations and 38 NATO partners...

 (RTO) or Western European Armaments Group (WEAG).

On December 31, 2006 the agency was disbanded and the responsibilities transferred to Defence Materiel Service. The Defence Command still maintains the old website, where there is access to all unclassified reports from the agency (as of April 2007).
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