About Temasek Defence Systems Institute

Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI) is a strategic alliance between two eminent institutions:the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

TDSI was established on 11 July 2001 to provide the platform to bring together military staff and defence technologists in an education and research environment.


The Temasek Defence Systems Institute is governed by a Management Board. The Board is chaired by Mr Quek Gim Pew, Chief Defence Scientist, Ministry of Defence. The Board members comprise appointees from MINDEF, NUS, TDSI defence-related organisations. The Board is responsible for the strategic direction and policies of TDSI. The day-to-day operation of TDSI rests with Director TDSI.

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