NEWHEAT — European defense research
Fraunhofer EMI contributes to the NEWHEAT project by bringing in its competences in the field of material testing and modeling, as well as numerical simulation of projectile-target interaction. Within the framework of the European Defence Fund (EDF), which was proposed by the European Commission in 2018 and approved by the European Parliament in 2021, common capabilities in the field of defense technology are being built up with European partners.
The increasing complexity of technologies and systems, limited national resources as well as potential threats from the outside make the cooperation of the European nations necessary. An example for such a collaboration in the field of defense research is the EU project NEWHEAT (New European WarHEAd Technologies). In this project, industry and research organizations from Germany, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Spain work on new technologies to defeat armored vehicles and infrastructure targets.
Together with partners from other nations, Fraunhofer EMI investigates new concepts with a focus on concrete penetration.