What we do

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) ensures that innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK.

Dstl is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.

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Our management

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    Porton Down

    SP4 0JQ (Alternative postcode for some sat-nav systems: SP4 0JG)

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    1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
    2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
    3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

    Freedom of Information Requests

    Freedom of Information and Environmental Regulations
    Dstl Headquarters
    Porton Down


    Also to be used for Environmental Regulations requests

    High profile groups within Dstl

    Corporate information