oa CSIR Science Scope - World-class research infrastructure contributes to safe and secure South Africa : detection and protection through our armed forces

Volume 4, Issue 4
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Experimental aerodynamic researchers at the CSIR have built a solid track record in the early design processes of air-to-air defence systems and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). These are designed to provide tactical superiority during threat situations to our national security. More recently, research input was given during the design phase of the modular UAS as part of a broader research theme into integrated environments used to develop security systems for the 2010 World Cup, and, in a separate project, during the design phase of missile airframes by the local defence industry. World-class research infrastructure in the form of wind tunnels is indispensible in these endeavours.

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