TNO Defence, Security and Safety – committed to innovation for a safer world TNO Defence, Security and Safety’ is the title under which TNO operates as a strategic partner for the Dutch Ministry of Defence and makes innovative contributions to enhancing the security of the Netherlands both at home and abroad. We also use our accumulated knowledge for foreign governments and for defence-related industries.
We focus on Defence in the broadest sense of the word and our involvement covers a range of activities: military operations, military equipment, command and operational decision making, threat and protection, instruction and training. In the area of Security and Safety, the emphasis lies on combating crime, calamity and terrorism.
TNO Defence, Security and Safety also works for the aerospace and maritime sectors, markets in which defence is a vital aspect. In terms of aerospace, we concentrate largely on improving safety while for the maritime sector we focus on shipbuilding. We collaborate with the defence industry to develop innovative solutions.
Our stakeholders include the Ministries of Defence, Home Affairs, Justice, Foreign Affairs as well as Transport, Public Works and Water Management, regional/national police forces and fire services, and defence-related industries such as Thales, Imtech, Stork, Damen, Boeing, Siemens, Ericsson, QinetiQ, Dutch Space and CMG.
TNO Defence, Security and Safety has a thousand employees who develop and apply knowledge in the form of advice, applied research and product innovation. TNO Defence, Security and Safety has three research locations: The Hague, Rijswijk and Soesterberg.