DSO National Laboratories

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DSO National Laboratories (DSO) is the national defence research agency of Singapore. It was set up in 1972 by Dr [Goh Keng Swee], then Defence Minister, to conduct research on future warfare. Three engineers were handpicked by Dr Goh to form the Electronics Test Centre (ETC). With the progressive expansion of its R&D scope, the ETC was renamed the Defence Science Organisation in 1977. In 1997, the Defence Science Organisation was incorporated as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and became known as DSO National Laboratories. [1]

Today, much of the work done by DSO has gone into Singapore's military, the Singapore Armed Forces, as well as into agencies responsible for homeland security. It has currently more than 1000 scientists and engineers.

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