We exploit science and technology, and develop engineering solutions in innovative ways to bolster Singapore’s national security. Working in close collaboration with the SAF and other security agencies in the Public Service such as the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Security Coordination Secretariat, we play a pivotal role in anticipating future national security challenges, bolstering operational readiness for national emergencies, and extending our capabilities beyond defence to enhance Singapore’s homeland security.
Our solutions and innovations span diverse technological domains – including horizon scanning and risk assessment, command, control and communications, video analytics, operational IT infrastructure, sensors, weapons and tactical equipment for our response forces.
Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation
“I look forward to each day at work as my job allows me to be at the forefront of technology. There is also a sense of fulfilment and pride knowing that my work contributes directly to the defence and national security of Singapore, and keeps our nation safe around the clock.”
– Assistant Director Matthew Chan
“Working in DSTA is not just about delivering defence solutions for the nation, but also about working with young tech enthusiasts to exchange ideas and develop creative solutions together.”
– Principal Engineer Ryan Tarn, who mentored a student for the Young Defence Scientists Programme Congress