This support is required to develop an appropriate SANDF conventional and unconventional threat matrix and from this to build up and certify a range of appropriate surrogate charges including blast , fragmentation , Explosively Formed Projectile(EFP) and Shaped Charge(SC) for both roadside and underbelly threats using conventional and other high explosive energetic materials. Research and development of future technology to analyse and upgrade weapon systems and ballistic & explosive effects to fulfill the requirements of the SANDF are also supported.