Admiralty Research Establishment

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Admiralty Research Establishment
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Old Admiralty Research Establishment, Portland in 2008
Establishment overview
Formed 1984 (1984)
Preceding agencies
  • Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment
  • Admiralty Marine Technology Establishment
  • Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment
Dissolved April 1, 1991 (1991-04-01)
Superseding agency Defence Research Agency
Type Establishment

The Admiralty Research Establishment (commonly known as ARE) was formed on 1 April 1984 from various Admiralty establishments. It became part of the Defence Research Agency on 1 April 1991.

Constituent parts on formation[edit]

  • Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment (ASWE), Portsdown, Portsmouth (1959-1984)[1]
    • Admiralty Signal and Radar Establishment, Portsmouth (1948-1959).
      • Admiralty Signal Establishment, (1941-1948).
        • Admiralty Experimental Department, (1917-1941).
    • Admiralty Gunnery Establishment, Teddington. (AGE) (1943-1959).
    • Admiralty Compass Observatory, Slough, England (1842-1971).[2]
  • Admiralty Marine Technology Establishment (1978-1984) - formed from amalgamation of other research departments in 1977
    • Naval Construction Research Establishment.
    • Admiralty Materials Laboratory (1947-1978).
  • Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment (AUWE), Portland, Dorset (1960-1984).[3]
    • Torpedo Experimental Establishment (TEE), at Greenock, Scotland. (1943-1959)
    • Underwater Countermeasures and Weapons Establishments (-1960).
    • Underwater Detection Establishment (-1960).

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