The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) drives innovation and delivers state-of-the-art capabilities to make the SAF a formidable fighting force.
Harnessing and exploiting science and technology, our engineers and IT professionals leverage multidisciplinary expertise to equip our soldiers with advanced systems to defend Singapore. DSTA also contributes its technological expertise to support national-level developments.
To achieve our mission, DSTA excels in acquisition management, digitalised platforms, cyber analytics, software development and more.
What Guides Us
At DSTA, our work is integral to the defence and security of our nation. Our mission, vision and values guide in what we do and drive us to deliver our best.
We harness and exploit science and technology, and provide technological and engineering support, to meet the defence and national security needs of Singapore.
Inspired people, bringing innovation to all we connect.
Integrity, Professionalism, Excellence, Respect and Teamwork
Hear how we bring imagination to innovation.
Our Risk Appetite Statement
We are committed to our mission of providing technological and engineering support to meet Singapore’s defence and national security needs. Therefore, we have a low operational risk appetite related to business continuity, safety and delivery of capabilities to our partners, as well as incidents which affect our credibility to the public and international community.
We will employ sound enterprise risk management principles, transparent decision-making, and effective communication to prioritise risk in delivering capabilities to our partners. To develop new and potentially groundbreaking defence capabilities, we are prepared to assume higher risks to push the envelope with the application of innovation ideas and technologies.
Programme Centres are the principal line operating units in DSTA. They are responsible for the outputs of programme delivery and system effectiveness.