DSO National Laboratories


The DSO National Laboratories (DSO) is the national defense research agency of Singapore located at 12 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118225. It was set up in 1972[1] by Goh Keng Swee, then Minister for Defence, to conduct research on future warfare.

Originally named the Electronics Test Centre (ETC), it was renamed in 1977 to the Defence Science Organization (DSO). Upon its incorporation as a not-for-profit company in 1997, it was renamed as the DSO National Laboratories.[2]

Today, much of the work done by DSO has gone into Singapore's military, the Singapore Armed Forces, as well as into agencies responsible for homeland security. It has currently more than 1,000 scientists and engineers.

External links

  • DSO Official Web Site


  1. ^ Chan, J. (2015). "Timeline". Singapore's Scientific Pioneers. pp. 114–115. ISBN 978-981-09-5893-0.
  2. ^ ""DSO Story"". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-07-21.