Researching and supporting the lifecycle of nuclear warheads
The role of our nuclear warheads is to deter the most extreme threats our nation might face. Not just now, but those that might emerge in the decades to come.
We work at the extremes of science and engineering to understand the performance of nuclear warheads, and assess the safety, security and effectiveness of the stockpile in the absence of live testing.
Remarkable science, technology, engineering and maths integrate across the lifecycle of the warhead: from initial concept and design, to final decommissioning and disposal. Experts in their fields work together in unique and advanced experimental facilities, to perform cutting edge experiments.
Excellence in science
Our advanced science and research supports the life cycle of the nuclear warhead.Read more
Using pioneering science-based methodology allows us to certify warheads without actual testing.Read more