The innovative application of science & technology

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The Defence Technology Agency | Pokapū Hangarau o Te Ope Katua 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.

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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

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DTA’s Big Day Out

February 3, 2020

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Helping Navy Recruits get the Best Possible Start

October 7, 2019

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TS Leander Cadets Visit DTA

Community | October 2, 2019

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Shaped by the Wind

Community | September 20, 2019

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3D Printing Helps Train Personnel

Missions | September 20, 2019

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Testing how ships perform in higher seas

Missions | August 13, 2019

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Careers at DTA

The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) is a small unit of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) that has about 80 scientists, technologists, technicians and business services staff. We are all civilians and come from a variety of backgrounds.