Science and Technology Research Institute for Defense (STRIDE)

The Science and Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE) is a research institute under the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MOD) that provides scientific and technical expertise and support to the country's defence & security sectors. Its primary role is to lead the formulation and implementation of integrated defence science & technology programmes using industrial, academic and government resources. To this end, it carries out a broad range of activities from high-level analysis to support MOD's policy and procurement decisions, to research & development (R&D), and field and laboratory tests & measurements (T&M) in a wide range of defence areas. An important key to STRIDE’s effective operation is the building of strong teams and networks of collaborators, bringing in a range of technical expertise and applicable disciplines, and involving researchers from universities, research institutes and technology firms.