What we do
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Science, engineering and technology lies at the heart of our work, spanning the life cycle of warheads from initial concept and design, to final decommissioning and disposal.
Using pioneering science-based methodology allows us to certify nuclear warheads without actual testing.Find out more
Playing a vital role in delivering our mission to maintain and assure continuity of warheads, we support the UK's deterrence programme.Find out more
Using high-power lasers, the study of plasma physics is critical to our ability in underwriting the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
Understanding and predicting behaviour of materials and metals, supports the maintenance of the warhead throughout its life cycle.Find out more
Ground-breaking use of 3D simulation helps to design products, equipment and facilities.Find out more
Three-dimensional modelling and simulation capabilities to support research in UK nuclear deterrence.Find out more
The literal meaning of hydrodynamics is ‘water motion’ – the science of forces acting on or exerted by fluids.Find out more
We conduct research into high-energy-density physics phenomena, which occur at the heart of a nuclear explosion or the interior of a star.Find out more
Computer simulations and experiments provide the evidence required to underpin warhead reliability and safety.Find out more