Facilities

Stellenbosch Manufacturing Workshop
The Stellenbosch manufacturing workshop is well equipped to manufacture 2D and 3D prototypes, as well as the assembling of small production runs. The work mostly focuses on maritime defence manufacturing, but not exclusively.

Pretoria Manufacturing Workshop
The Pretoria manufacturing workshop is well equipped to manufacture 2D and 3D prototypes, as well as the assembling of small productions runs. The work mostly focuses on land and air defence manufacturing, but not exclusively.

Underwater Explosives Research Facility
The CSIR’s Technology for Special Operations group conducts underwater explosives research at a test facility, in order to better understand how explosions behave underwater.

Stellenbosch Environmental Testing Laboratory
Operational equipment, be it prototypes or existing technology is put through various tests in this laboratory. A lot of the work the CSIR does involves testing and evaluating operational equipment performed in this testing facility.

Pretoria Electronic Workshop
The CSIR’s Technology for Special Operations group in Pretoria has a well-equipped electronic workshop that focuses mainly on unmanned aerial systems. Researchers work on developing new systems and enhancing existing aerial platforms.

Stellenbosch Electronic Workshop
The Technology for Special operations electronic laboratory has the capability to build and test prototype electronic printed circuit boards (PCB) for a multitude of applications, which includes battery power management systems, radio frequency applications, heavy current testing and conducted electromagnetic interference.