Agency for Defense Development

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Agency for Defense Development (ADD)
Established 1970
Location Daejeon, South Korea South Korea
Address 462 Jochiwon-gil Yuseong-gu Daejeon, Korea
Agency for Defense Development
Hangul 국방과학연구소
Hanja 國防科學硏究所
Revised Romanization Gukbang Gwahak Yeonguso
McCune–Reischauer Kukbang Kwahak Yeonguso

Agency for Defense Development was established in August 1970 under the banner of the self-reliable defense. ADD is the only South Korean national agency for research and development in defense technology funded by Defense Acquisition Program Administration. Its purpose is contributing to enforcing the national defense, to improving the national R&D capacity, and to fostering the domestic defense industry.