DTA provides high quality advice, solutions and technologies across all areas of Defence Operations. Our advice is based on good scientific practice, is independent, unbiased and transparent.
We are the main provider of research, science and technology support to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
We are a business unit of the NZDF with facilities at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, and some staff are based at the NZDF Headquarters in Wellington.
Our main stakeholders are the NZDF and the Ministry of Defence. We also work with:
- other government agencies and Crown entities in New Zealand
- other science and technology providers in New Zealand and overseas
- defence organisations overseas
- the wider scientific community (including research organisations and universities)
- public and private sector organisations and businesses.