Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

DTRA Logo The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) mission includes serving the DOD focal point for the research, development, testing, evaluation and production of technology to support options against underground or hardened structures and other facilities. The agency provides end-to-end test event planning, management, safe execution, results analysis and threat-based, operationally realistic targets supporting DOD, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and various federal agencies and friendly nations' programs to counter proliferation of WMD.

DTRA Research and Development Enterprise's primary testing location is White Sands Missile Range, where it maintains a broad spectrum of target types on its test beds and directs the development and implementation of new weapons technologies against these targets. DTRA conducts a wide variety of research and development field tests to meet agency mission requirements.

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