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Aviation technology

Aerodynamics

Biological and medical sciences

Biochemistry

Biotechnology

Foods and nutrition research

Genetic engineering and molecular biology

Healthcare and well being research

Immunology

Medical products and materials research

Medical treatment research techniques and procedures

Microbiology

Pharmacology

Toxicology

Veterinary medicine

Weapons effects research

Zoology

Chemical science and technology

Chemical research for non-CB detection applications

Forensic science

Industrial chemistry and chemical processing

Inorganic chemistry

Organic chemistry

Physical chemistry

Polymer chemistry

Radiation and nuclear chemistry

Earth sciences and environmental studies

Atmospheric chemistry

Atmospheric physics

Electromagnetic propagation in air and water

Environmental monitoring systems research

Equipment disposal and environment protection technology

Marine research

Engineering technology and design

Electrical engineering and technology

Electronic engineering and technology

Engineering and technical design

Engineering standards

Human factors engineering

Hydraulic and pneumatic engineering

Instrumentation and testing

Integrated systems engineering and technology

Marine engineering and sea-based platforms

Mechanical engineering

Mining engineering

Nanoengineering and nanotechnology

Reverse engineering

Safety engineering

Simulation technology

Software engineering

Structural engineering

Systems engineering

Test and evaluation capability

Weapon engineering

Materials science and technology

Adhesives seals and binders technology

Coatings colourants and finishes

Electronic materials technology

Energetic materials

Metals metallurgy and metallography

Non-destructive evaluation of structural materials

Optoelectronic materials technology

Plastics and polymers technology

Smart materials for research

Mathematical and computer sciences

Mathematical techniques

Operations research and systems analysis

Statistical methods and techniques

Military sciences and defence analysis

Defence research policy and management

Military sciences research

Navigation and detection systems research

Chemical and biological sensor systems research

Electrical and electric field detection

Electrochemical detection systems research

Magnetic field detection systems research

Microsensor systems research

Motion detection systems research

Optical detection systems research

Ordnance and platform protection research

Aerial bombs research

Ammunition and explosives research

Armour systems research

Ballistics research

Battle damage reduction techniques

Combat vehicles research (for impact on human performance and mitigations)

Defensive aids suites research

Directed energy weapons research

Guided munitions research

Gun systems research

Insensitive munitions technology

Land mines research

Mine detection and clearance research

Non-lethal weapons research

Rocket science and technology

Underwater ordnance research

Warheads research

Physics

Acoustics

Atomic and molecular physics and spectroscopy

Crystallography

Electromagnetic pulses

Fluid dynamics techniques research

Fluid mechanics research

Mechanics

Nuclear and elementary particle physics

Optics

Plasma techniques

Thermal technologies and thermodynamics

Propulsion engines and powerplants technology

Combustion and ignition

Rocket engines and ramjets technology

Rocket propellants technology

Weapon guidance and control systems research

Fire control and bombing systems research

Guided missile technology

Platform guidance and control systems research

Stores and weapon release or discharge

Tracking and display systems research