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The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is all about innovation and multidisciplinary creativity. We’re responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology to protect the UK. Read more »

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We work with the MoD and over 40 other government departments and bodies.
We deliver our work through nine different Science & Technology capabilities.
Dstl has joined forces with industry to develop the UK’s first ceramic armour development centre of excellence.
To help test infantry kit, we’re employing a state-of-the-art robotic mannequin that can run, sit and even sight a weapon.
Our scientists have developed a synthetic ‘skin’ that could be used to test decontamination procedures.
Our scientists also provided evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria in 2013.
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Dstl scientists take to the high seas on HMS Queen Elizabeth

As HMS Queen Elizabeth makes her way across the Atlantic deploying for her longest sea trial to date, a pair of scientists from the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are on-board as part of an analytic research team.

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Inside Britain's secret weapons research facility

As Porton Down marks its 100th anniversary, what really goes on inside Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base? Porton Down - also known as the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - is where much of our top-secret military research is concentrated. It has a budget...

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