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Defence Science and Technology Organization

Government Agency
Agency nameDefence Science and Technology Organization
Agency overview
FormedSometime between 1963
Strategic Plans Division (SPD)
EmployeesHighly Classified
JurisdictionPakistan's government
Annual budgetHighly Classified
Operational structure
Agency executivesMajor-General Abdul Aziz Soomro, PA, Director-General

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The Defence Science and Technology Organization, best known as DESTO, is a defense science and technological sciences government agency of Pakistan Defence Forces located in Rawalpindi, Punjab province of Pakistan. DESTO is an independent science and defence research organization, known for its research in aerospace and satellite technology. The profiles and information of the DESTO's scientists, executive officers, and engineers working are not known.

DESTO's research and development activities cover a variety of disciplines, which include aerodynamics, rocket propulsion, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering defense electronics, computer systems, engineering, propellants, explosives, materials, satellite technology, and chemical and biological defense. Due to heavy contribution to the science and technology as well as defence work, DESTO has emerged as one of the most known institution and is considered as one of the secret science organization and agency in Pakistan due to its secrecy.

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