CSIR Defence, Peace, Safety and Security
The CSIR recognises that a sovereign military research and development, test and evaluation, and training capability is essential for developing strategically independent capabilities and local industries; for evaluating integrated system performance, developing doctrine and training for force preparation. Work in this domain is undertaken in the CSIR’s unit for Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS).
In-country capabilities in defence and security provide an edge for that nation’s strategic, sovereign independence. This includes understanding and developing systems that serve as force multipliers in areas such as the protection of platforms such as military vehicles and marine vessels.
The CSIR joins forces with partner countries to establish local capabilities in research and development, as well as testing, evaluation and training – offering a full suite of hi-tech facilities, skilled people and enterprises. The unit undertakes work that covers the fields of sensors and countermeasures, cyberdefence and command and control, aeronautics, landward sciences, such as vehicle and soldier protection systems, and technology applications for special operational forces. The unit also places an emphasis on the growing of technical skills and the establishment of new defence technology enterprises.
The CSIR has a track record spanning more than seven decades in innovation and technology capabilities that have proven to be on par with world leaders.