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Biological and medical sciences

Biological agent detection techniques

Human health physics

Weapons effects research

Chemical science and technology

Chemical agent detection techniques

Earth sciences and environmental studies

Electromagnetic propagation in air and water

Marine research

Electronic warfare systems research

Electronic protection measures research

Electronic support measures research

Non-medical countermeasures research

Engineering technology and design

Electrical engineering and technology

Electronic engineering and technology

Engineering and technical design

Engineering standards

Human factors engineering

Integrated systems engineering and technology

Marine engineering and sea-based platforms

Reverse engineering

Software engineering

Systems engineering

Test and evaluation capability

Human behavioural sciences

Human performance research

Information and communications technology

Communications systems research

Information superiority research

Messaging and telecommunications technology

Satellite communications research

Materials science and technology

Electronic materials technology

Optoelectronic materials technology

Mathematical and computer sciences

Computing hardware and software research

Data and signal processing technology

Mathematical techniques

Operations research and systems analysis

Statistical methods and techniques

Military sciences and defence analysis

Defence research policy and management

Operational analysis

Navigation and detection systems research

Acoustic detection systems research

Electrical and electric field detection

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

Target direction range and position finding research

Ordnance and platform protection research

Defensive aids suites research

Directed energy weapons research

Mine detection and clearance research



Electricity and magnetism

Nuclear and elementary particle physics


Particle physics and accelerators

Plasma techniques

Quantum theory and relativity

Radio frequency wave propagation

Signature control and signature reduction

Solid-state physics

Thermal technologies and thermodynamics

Space research and technology

Surveillance and navigation satellites research

Weapon guidance and control systems research

Fire control and bombing systems research

Platform guidance and control systems research

Tracking and display systems research