Agency for Defense Development
Agency for Defense Development was established in August 1970 under the banner of the self-reliable defense. ADD is the one and only national agency for R&D in defense techonology contributing to enforcing the national defense, to improving the national R&D capacity. and to fostering the domestic industry .It seemed impossible to manufacture even the basic weapons when it was established, but we succeeded in domestic development of the most advanced weapon systems and reached to the 10th world-level in the defense technology. However. it has been required for ADD to itself to adjust the rapidly changing security and R&D environment, and innovation is the key to the occasion of this turning point period. ADD should be transformed to the customer preferred agency through developing core weapon systems and highly advanced technologies. So as to do this, it is necessary for us to understand what the people and the military require. It should be also transformed to the cleaner. fairer and more open agency to cooperate with the R&D partners--industries.academia, institutes and the military. ADD will do its best to be the worldwide advanced agency through innovation especially in R&D environment.