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Corporate entry Weapons Research Establishment (1955 - 1978)

Commonwealth of Australia

From
21 January 1955
Salisbury, South Australia, Australia
To
3 April 1978
Functions
Defence Research, Ammunitions and Explosives or Weapons Industries
Reference No
CA 3039
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
Salisbury, South Australia

Summary

The Weapons Research Establishment was formed in January 1955 after an amalgamation between the Long Range Weapons Establishment and several other defence research facilities. The Establishment consisted of five wings; the Weapons Research and Development Wing, the Applied Physics Wing, the Engineering Wing, the Trial Wing and the Administrative Wing. In April 1978 the Establishment was divided into four laboratories, which were known collectively as the Defence Research Centre.

Timeline

 1947 - 1955 Long Range Weapons Establishment
 1949 - 1955 Chemistry and Physics Research Laboratory
       1955 - 1978 Weapons Research Establishment
             1978 - 1981 Trials Resources Laboratory
             1978 - 1987 Electronics Research Laboratory
             1978 - 1987 Advanced Engineering Laboratory
             1978 - 1991 Weapons Systems Research Laboratory
                   1978 - 1987 Advanced Engineering Laboratory
                   1987 - 1994 Surveillance Research Laboratory
                   1987 - 1994 Electronics Research Laboratory
                         1987 - 1994 Surveillance Research Laboratory
                         1987 - 1994 Electronics Research Laboratory
                               1994 - 2002 Electronics and Surveillance Research Laboratory
                               1994 - 2002 Electronics and Surveillance Research Laboratory

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See also

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