The innovative application of science & technology

Ko te tono auaha o te putaiao me te hangarau

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.


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

Lake Tasman Ice Trial

An Icy Mission

February 16, 2021


Looking down from the stars

December 3, 2020

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Bluetooth Reports for National Crisis Management Centre

August 3, 2020

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Defence Chief Visits DTA

June 29, 2020

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DTA’s Big Day Out

Achievements | Sports | February 3, 2020

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DTA helps builds the NZ Space Community

Achievements | Community | January 23, 2020

DTA helps builds the NZ Space Community

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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.