National security


We provide a unique contribution to the national security of the UK as the heart of its defence against radiological and nuclear acts of terrorism. Utilising AWE’s advanced computational and experimental capabilities, our specialists design and test novel techniques to counter a range of the most serious threats faced by the UK.

Protecting our borders

AWE works with UK Government to protect our country from radiological and nuclear threats.

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Delivering emergency response capability

AWE’s experts and specialists provide comprehensive capabilities to protect nuclear warheads.

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Supporting the Government

AWE is a partner to the Government on a variety of national security issues related to radiological and nuclear materials.

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Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Monitoring

Our scientists provide expertise to international efforts to monitor the Earth for nuclear testing

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