The Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (Centre) is a scientific research and development-organic entity of the CDA ''Dr. Franjo Tuđman"'. It conducts specific applied research aimed to long-term development and technical modernization of the system of combat and non-combat land, air and naval technique. It also carries out long-term strategic planning, analyses and development of the CAF.
It conducts scientific-research and developmental activity with an additional goal to give support to development of the scientific-teaching cadre for requirements of running study programmes designed for education of the CAF officers.
The Centre runs its activities independently and in cooperation with other organic entities of the CDA, as well as in cooperation with civil scientific-research, university and manufacturing components.
The Centre has two organizational entities:
- Division of Technical Development and Research that conducts scientific research in the field of applied technical development of the combat and non-combat systems of the CAF services and logistic support
- Division of Strategic Planning and Analyses that conducts scientific research in the field of strategic planning and analyses.
- Division of Military Geography Informations Systems that conducts scientific research in the field of military geography and cartography as well as its application in the Croatian Armed Forces.
- NBC Laboratory that conducts scientific research in the field of NBC defence.