The term „Defense Research“
The Defense Research Programme primarily serves the preservation and expansion of the military capability to innovate. As opposed to the current research scheme within the ÖBH (commissioned research and department internal research), FORTE is conducted as a classic research promotion programme in the range of competitive research – with the distinctive feature, that the program responsibility as well as the financing lies with the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), whilst the BMLV provides the thematic expertise. Therefore, FORTE presents a joint implementation task for the BMF and the BMLV.
This results in a broad research spectrum, from security and threat analysis to finished products, services and consultation offers for military threat prevention and defense.