Capabilities, areas of competence

METRA ensures organizational framework necessary for establishment of research teams in top domains, such as:

  • Materials technology;
  • Information technology;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Autonomy

Competence and specializations are endorsed by infrastructure and personnel in specialized divisions and laboratories within the centers. The scientific centers managers, deputy managers as well as the sections representatives are certified according to MoND specific and national laws and rules regarding scientific research.

  • Applied research and development for security and defense, in the framework of the MoND research and development Sectorial Plan, international programs, as well as on the contractual basis with the universities, research and development units or State-owned private companies, in the benefit of the Ministry of National Defense;
  • Testing and evaluation of military equipment and armaments, national or foreign issuing, technical or scientific reports to support the procurement process;
  • Scientific expertise, to support major endowment programs;
  • Services and specialized analyses for beneficiaries outside MoND.
  • Concept studies for major weapons systems and military equipment, to fundament the decisions concerning their procurement;
  • Technical specifications used in the procurement process;
  • Studies and technical documentation for upgrading or maintenance of existing military hardware;
  • Equipment and software;
  • Experimental models, laboratory pilot stations and generic technologies, with support for future applied research;
  • Design activities and technology transfer of results towards economic operators, public or private;
  • Supporting technological and in field development of small series of products, or unique products, including those for marketing purposes;
  • Certified scientific expertise and services;
  • Test plans and test reports for military products acceptance;
  • Opinions of weapons systems and military extraordinary repair technique;
  • Documents of implementation and/or acceptance of NATO standards in areas of competence;
  • Intervention in the event of an emergency nuclear, chemical, radiological and environmental emission other than attack.