The Defence Technology Agency | Pokapū Hangarau o Te Ope Kātua supports the NZDF by providing technical and scientific advice based on good scientific practice, is independent, unbiased, transparent and timely. The technical solutions we develop are used across the spectrum of defence operations.
We are a business unit of the NZDF, with our main facility located at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland and staff based at HQNZDF, Wellington
News & Updates
The Science of Safety - DTA RHIB trials
Wings over Wairarapa
Protecting our Comms
DTA Know-how Assists Navy
An Icy Mission
Looking down from the stars
Careers at DTA
The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) is a small unit of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) that has about 72 scientists, technologists, technicians and business services staff. We are all civilians and come from a variety of backgrounds.