Catalogue description Ministry of Defence - Directorate of Scientific Intelligence: Joint Intelligence Bureau; Division of Scientific Intelligence and Division of Atomic Energy Intelligence; Defence Intelligence Staff: Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence: Reports, Notes and Memoranda

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Details of DEFE 44
Reference: DEFE 44
Title: Ministry of Defence - Directorate of Scientific Intelligence: Joint Intelligence Bureau; Division of Scientific Intelligence and Division of Atomic Energy Intelligence; Defence Intelligence Staff: Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence: Reports, Notes and Memoranda
Description:

Reports, notes and memoranda, together with a range of other intelligence products generated by: the Ministry of Defence Directorate of Scientific Intelligence (DSI) (later the Joint Intelligence Bureau (JIB) Division of Scientific Intelligence); the JIB Division of Atomic Energy Intelligence (DAEI); and, after 1964, the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence (DSTI). These branches were responsible for the collation, analysis, assessment and dissemination of scientific and technical intelligence about foreign countries.

Date: 1944-1996
Related material:

For the papers of RV Jones, Director of Scientific Intelligence 1952-1953, see DEFE 40

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Ministry of Defence, Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence, 1964-1991

Ministry of Defence, Directorate of Scientific Intelligence, 1950-1964

Physical description: 525 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1996

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The work of the Directorate of Scientific Intelligence (DSI) was concentrated on studies of the USSR covering electronics and electronic engineering, chemistry and metallurgy, physics and engineering, and guided weapons and space science, primarily from a defence angle but also covering basic research in all fields. The primary military interest of the Division of Atomic Energy Intelligence (DAEI) was the study of intelligence on nuclear weapons, in which the main target was the USSR but other potentially nuclear weapons countries were also covered; it was also responsible for studying the peaceful uses of atomic energy on a global basis.

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