The Guided Systems Division focuses on the development of autonomous unmanned systems, aerodynamics and navigation technologies for wide surveillance.
The Electronic Systems Division advances electronic warfare systems with radio frequency and micro-electronics technologies and provides electromagnetic superiority.
The Emerging Systems Division focuses research and development on a broad spectrum of capabilities that are critical to the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) defence systems. These include antenna design and electromagnetics, as well as next-wave technologies in the areas of lasers and advanced materials.
The Engineering Division conducts research and provides engineering services to the whole of DSO in the areas of digital and mixed-signal electronics/microelectronics, radio frequency (RF), electromagnetic interference (EMI)/electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), antennas, as well as mechanical and thermal engineering.
The Information Division focuses on capabilities and technologies to enable the SAF to effectively use information on the battlefield. This is to provide the SAF with high information assurance and superior exploitation of information.
The Sensors Division undertakes research and development in a wide range of sensor technologies, including radar, acoustics, electro-optics and underwater, to provide the SAF with a recognised battlefield situation picture.
The Defence Medical & Environmental Research Institute (DMERI) builds up technological capabilities for the protection against chemical and biological warfare agents. It also conducts research and development into combat care, human effectiveness, bio-technology and bio-engineering to enhance the safety, survivability and performance of our national forces in hostile battlefield environments.
The Quality Division's focus is to develop and maintain an effective and optimal Quality Management System that assures compliance to the AS9100 Statutory and Regulatory Requirements across DSO’s engineering services and solutions.
Corporate Plans & Services
The Corporate Plans & Services Division undertakes strategic planning, collaboration, finance and procurement; and is also responsible for the enabling infrastructure of DSO such as IT and estate.
Human Resource & Communications
The main focus of the Human Resource & Communications Division is to attract, engage, develop and retain DSO's greatest asset - its people. Comprising HR, Corporate Communications, Creative Media, Outreach, as well as Staff Engagement, the division works to position DSO as a premier R&D organisation and employer of choice.