Dstl's work: programmes and facilities

This collection of documents details Dstl's work by subject area including funding available and information about our facilities.

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Dstl overview

An overview of Dstl’s role, remit and capabilities.

Dstl's programmes of work

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) manages customer work through programmes, using external suppliers where possible. You can find out more about our current programmes at the links below.

  1. Above Water Systems Programme
  2. Air Systems Programme
  3. Autonomy Programme
  4. CBR Services Programme
  5. Contested Electromagnetic Environment Programme
  6. Cyber Systems Programme
  7. Emerging Technology for Defence Programme
  8. Future Kinetic Effects and Weapons Systems Programme
  9. Future Sensing and Situational Awareness Programme
  10. Future Threat Understanding and Disruption Programme
  11. Future Workforce and Human Performance Programme
  12. Information Systems Programme
  13. Influence Programme
  14. Land Systems Programme
  15. Materials for Strategic Advantage Programme
  16. Missile Defence and Strategic Systems Programme
  17. Policy and Capability Enterprise Support Programme
  18. Protecting Our People Programme
  19. Security Systems Programme
  20. Space Programme
  21. Upstream Prevent of CBR Programme

Dstl's facilities

Dstl’s specialist facilities are available for use by other government departments and non-government organisations. The indoor ballistics range offers a small-arms ballistics and fragment firing capability to assess the ballistic effects of weapon performance; the UK Home Made Explosives (HME) facility carries out research to counter the threat from improvised or home made explosives; our secure waste disposal facility, the Destructor Complex, provides a specialist disposal solution for hazardous or high security waste materials.

  1. Indoor ballistics range facility
  2. UK Home Made Explosives (HME) Facility
  3. Secure waste disposal facility
  4. Dosimetry services
  5. Nucleonic instrumentation services
Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 10 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Information Systems Programme added.

  2. Programme list updated. The Defence Agility, Adaptability and Cost Reduction Programme has been replaced with the Emerging Technology for Defence Programme.

  3. Updated list of programmes

  4. Removed Dstl accounts

  5. Added the Destructor Complex to Dstl's facilities

  6. First published.