In its field of activity, research department “Technologies and systems for protection” is the largest and unique of the type research unit in Republic of Bulgaria.
On the basis of its research potential, the department can solve important problems of national and international significance carrying out independently the complete complex of necessary activities – elaboration of methods, development of modern apparatuses and performing researches, preparation of design and technology documentation, manufacture of models and prototypes, making tests, manufacture and delivery of final products and systems.
The whole R&D and applied activities of the department is oriented towards development of modern high technologies as well as towards the security of the society, the state and its infrastructure.
The research program of the department is based on wide international collaboration and on collaboration with the national industry, construction, transport and defense. The subject-matter covers the most important national and European priorities concerning the progress of the engineering sciences, industry, energetics, ecology and security.
The research department is certified under the international standard for quality control ISO 9001:2000 and the NATO standard AQAP 2110.
Considerable part of the research and applied activities is directed to design and manufacture of products and systems, compatible with the NATO requirements, which guarantee the national security against attacks by land, water and air.
In the process of research and applied activities the department develops new materials, technologies, products and systems and can deliver know-how, licenses and production at the international market.