Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (METRA) works within the Ministry of National Defence, being part of Armaments Department structure.
METRA basic mission is to perform fundamental oriented, applied and technological developing scientific research in order to let the technical progress in the military field, to create new types of military technique with superior performances, as well as for modernizing existing ones.
In the field of Research & Development and Test & Evaluation, Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency assures the following proficiency areas:
Performing research and development activities for military equipment and technologies, according with endowment programs priorities
Technical, feasibility, and conception studies elaboration as well as the synthesis necessary in the acquisition process
Testing and evaluating the developed or acquisitioned military end products
Technical assistance for METRA achieved new products;