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