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Biological and medical sciences


Biological materials cells and tissues



Veterinary Medicine

Weapons effects research


Chemical science and technology

Chemical research for non-CB detection applications

Forensic science

Inorganic chemistry

Organic chemistry

Physical chemistry

Earth sciences and environmental studies

Electromagnetic propagation in air and water

Environmental monitoring systems research

Electronic warfare systems research

Electronic protection measures research

Electronic sensing and detection research

Electronic support measures research

Non-medical countermeasures research

Engineering technology and design

Electronic engineering and technology

Engineering and technical design

Engineering standards

Human factors engineering

Instrumentation and testing

Integrated systems engineering and technology

Mechanical engineering

Robotics, manipulation and automation

Robotics & remotely controlled systems engineering

Sensing technology & systems

Simulation technology

Software engineering

Systems engineering

Test and evaluation capability

Transportation systems research

Weapon engineering

Human behavioural sciences

Human performance research

Human survivability protection and stress effects


Training and education research

Information and communications technology

Battlespace information acquisition and processing

Command and control systems research

Communications systems research

Hydrocode modelling research

Image manipulation and analysis

Information superiority research

Messaging and telecommunications technology

Satellite communications research

Materials science and technology

Adhesives seals and binders technology

Coatings colourants and finishes

Elastomers and rubber research

Energetic materials

Energetic materials formulations research

Non-destructive evaluation of structural materials

Optoelectronic materials technology

Plastics and polymers technology

Signature related materials

Smart materials for research

Mathematical and computer sciences

Computing hardware and software research

Data and signal processing technology

Information management systems research

Mathematical techniques

Operations research and systems analysis

Optimisation planning and decision support systems

Statistical methods and techniques

Military medical research

Operational fitness

Military sciences and defence analysis

Military sciences research

Operational analysis

Navigation and detection systems research

Acoustic detection systems research

Electrical and electric field detection

Explosive Sensors

Infra-red detection systems research

Magnetic field detection systems research

Microsensor systems research

Motion detection systems research

Navigation and guidance systems research

Optical detection systems research

Radar systems research

Radio frequency detection and antenna research

Sub-mm detection systems research

Target direction range and position finding research

X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron detection systems research

Ordnance and platform protection research

Ammunition and explosives research

Armour systems research

Ballistics research

Combat vehicles research

Defensive aids suites research

Directed energy weapons research

Explosive Ordnance Disposal research

Gun systems research

Initiation systems research

Insensitive munitions technology

Land mines research

Mine detection and clearance research

Non-lethal weapons research

Pyrotechnics research



Atomic and molecular physics and spectroscopy


Electricity and magnetism

Electromagnetic pulses

Fluid dynamics techniques research

Fluid mechanics research

High-power laser-matter interactions


Plasma techniques

Radio frequency wave propagation

Signature control and signature reduction

Propulsion engines and powerplants technology

Electric propulsion - rotary and linear

Rocket propellants technology

Space research and technology

Communications satellites research