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Defence Research Agency

Defence Research Agency
Agency overview
Formed 1 April 1991
Preceding agencies
Dissolved April 1995
Superseding agency
Headquarters Farnborough, Hampshire
Parent agency Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Defence Research Agency (normally known as DRA), was an Defence Evaluation and Research Agency.

History

The DRA was formed on 1 April 1991[1] as an amalgamation of the following Defence Research Establishments:

DRA's headquarters was created at the RAE site at Farnborough, but the other major sites maintained a great deal of independence.

DRA's first Chief Executive was Nigel Hughes, followed by John Chisholm who took over in August 1991.

In April 1995 the DRA combined with five other MOD establishments to form the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), DRA's John Chisholm becoming Chief Executive of the enlarged DERA (split in July 2001 into DSTL and QinetiQ).

References

  1. ^ "Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) and its immediate predecessors: Reports and Files 1991-2001". 2001. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 



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