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Missile system performance

Missile systems and other guided ammunition systems are used for several specific tasks: ground based air defense, aerial interception of enemy planes, precision ground attacks, etc. To maximise the defence it is of utmost importance to have sufficient knowledge on both the performance of the enemy threats and the performance of the missile systems and guided ammunition systems which are available for defence.

TNO can support MoD's to upgrade their defence system against enemy threats in different scenarios. This can be done on a theatre level, system level or component level. Our expertise includes operational performance, threat analysis, lethality analysis, systems engineering, sensor systems, IR signatures, countermeasures, navigation, guidance, propulsion and aerodynamics. The expertise is complemented by dedicated simulation software and unique test facilities.

Innovative technologies

We have experience with several missile systems, like ESSM, Standard Missile II and Stinger. For several systems we have developed performance models for operational analysis. We have supported life firing tests with the Royal Netherlands Navy and performed feasibility studies for NATO. Together with the industry TNO develops several innovative technologies, such as RAMJET propulsion.


Marja Eijkman new Managing Director Unit Defence, Safety & Security

21 January 2020
We are pleased to announce that Ir. M.J. (Marja) Eijkman (54) will join TNO on 16 April 2020 as Managing Director of the unit Defence, Safety & Security, succeeding Henk Geveke. Mrs Eijkman has broad... Read more

NetForce Command: an alternative for command and control in a changing world

12 December 2019
What happens if hierarchical command and control no longer work in the hyper-connective world of tomorrow? Today, at Innovation in Defence in The Hague, one of TNO’s leading research groups presented the... Read more

Innovative crisis management solutions assessed in realistic simulation of a flooding scenario in The Netherlands

23 May 2019
On 22nd and 23rd May 2019, five innovative solutions were assessed in a realistic simulation of a flooding scenario in The Hague, The Netherlands. The simulation was part of a two-day tabletop DRIVER+... Read more



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