Defence technology research is an integral part of DLR's programme. In the interest of mutual research and technology transfer, defence technology topics are integrated into DLR's multidisciplinary civil research activities. The aim is to make the best possible use of synergies and to supplement the portfolio with specific defence technology aspects through research and development projects.
DLR's defence technology research programme thus contributes to meeting the needs and closing the capability gaps of the Bundeswehr through application-oriented research. In addition, DLR provides the Federal Ministry of Defence and its subordinate departments with independent analysis and assessment expertise based on its expertise.