Technology for Special Operations
The CSIR’s Technology for Special Operations (TSO) research group has supported the needs of the special operations forces in defence and security over many decades. Scientific and engineering expertise, independence and a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing these forces are the important factors that drive this partnership.
Outside of traditional research and development, TSO also engages directly in strategic planning, policy and doctrine development, training, testing and evaluation projects, exercises, and the life cycle management of operational systems for groups such as the South African National Defence Force, the Special Task Force of the South African Police Services and other government departments. TSO is uniquely geared for quick reaction tasks to support operational emergencies.