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Aviation technology


Flight control and instrumentation technology

Biological and medical sciences

Weapons effects research

Earth sciences and environmental studies

Efficient use of resources

Electronic warfare systems research

Electronic protection measures research

Electronic support measures research

Engineering technology and design

Aeronautical engineering

Countermeasures and obscurants

Engineering standards

Human factors engineering

Instrumentation and testing

Integrated systems engineering and technology

Mechanical engineering

Simulation technology

Software engineering

Structural engineering

Systems engineering

Test and evaluation capability

Weapon engineering

Information and communications technology

Command and control systems research

Communications systems research

Materials science and technology

Adhesives seals and binders technology

Ceramics refractories and glass technology

Coatings colourants and finishes

Elastomers and rubber research

Electronic materials technology

Energetic materials

High temperature materials

Laminates and composite materials technology

Lubricants and hydraulic fluids research

Metals metallurgy and metallography

Non-destructive evaluation of structural materials

Optoelectronic materials technology

Plastics and polymers technology

Signature related materials

Smart materials for research

Solvents cleaners and abrasives research

Structural materials processing

Mathematical and computer sciences

Data and signal processing technology

Mathematical Modelling methods

Mathematical techniques

Operations research and systems analysis

Optimisation planning and decision support systems

Statistical methods and techniques

Meteorology and climatology

Upper atmosphere and space environment

Military sciences and defence analysis

Cost Analysis

Defence Lines of Development

Legal review including compliance with Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC)

Military sciences research

Operational analysis

Navigation and detection systems research

Acoustic detection systems research

Early warning and Fire Control Sensors

IR 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

Trajectory and tracking analysis and sensors

Nuclear and Radiation science and technology

Nuclear weapons technology

Ordnance and platform protection research

Aerial bombs research

Ammunition and explosives research

Armour systems research

Ballistic Missile - Post intecept analysis

Ballistics research

Battle damage reduction techniques

BM Survivability - Consequences of intercept

Combat vehicles research

Countering BMD in flight

Defensive aids suites research

Directed energy weapons research

Exo and Endo atmosphere ballistics

Guided munitions research

Gun systems research

Hit-to-kill vehicles and multiple kill vehicles

Insensitive munitions technology

Interceptor warhead - Fragmentation and lethality

Land mines research

Mine detection and clearance research

Non-lethal weapons research

Rocket science and technology

Threat Warheads

Underwater ordnance research

Warheads research


Electromagnetic pulses

Fluid dynamics techniques research

Fluid mechanics research



Nuclear and elementary particle physics


Particle physics and accelerators

Plasma techniques

Radio frequency wave propagation

Signature control and signature reduction

Solid-state physics

Thermal technologies and thermodynamics

Propulsion engines and powerplants technology

Combustion and ignition

Final drive - water propulsors

Gun and launch tube propulsion

Hypersonic propulsion systems

Hypersonic Vehicle technology

Jet and gas turbine research

Power Sources

Rocket engines and ramjets technology

Rocket propellants technology

Space research and technology

Spacecraft trajectories and re-entry

Space launchers research

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

Systems Concepts

Tracking and display systems research