Staff- and budget development
The budget of the institute derives from several sources of finance: the basic financing from the Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg), project financing through funds from the defense budget and revenues from the contract research area (VfA), which in turn can be broken down into economic returns, public civil revenues, EU revenues, others and basic financing from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In fiscal 2017, Fraunhofer FHR generated total revenue in the amount of 34.6 million euro in the defense technology and civilian segments.
At the end of 2017, Fraunhofer FHR had a total of 336 employees. This represents an increase of 2.4% compared to the previous year. 178 are in permanent employment and 123 in temporary employment. The remaining 35 staff members are students and apprentices.