The Centre is structured into a simplified organisation that will make research activities more effective, efficient and rewarding. It has a Director, who is the overall head and five (5) distinctive units.
The Units are outlined below:
1. CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL WARFARE RESEARCH UNIT.
This unit would be responsible in studies that will focus on biological and chemical war agents (CBWA). They would be investigated for their presence in war torn areas. Investigation of the antidotes to the BWA and research would include provision and protection against it. Decontamination of CBWA and monitoring equipment for the detection of CBWA would be acquired. The use of medical plants for healing of bullet wounds, nanotechnology and preventive measures to safeguard the military personnel from the effects of CBWA would be researched into. The unit would be responsible for translating research findings into products that will add value to the existing local knowledge and undertake project that involve adopting or adapting local technology to provide solution to the hazard of non-conventional chemical & biological warfare through research in biotechnology and bio-informatics. The unit will establish a working partnership or experimentation with such outfits like National Biotechnology Development Agency and Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis among others.
2. RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE RESEARCH UNIT.
This unit would be responsible for research activities in nuclear energy sources and Radiology with emphasis on renewable energy such as biofuels, solar and wind energy technology, energy efficiency as well as energy supply security. The unit will be responsible for translating research outcomes into products/fabrications that target particular solution/problem.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH UNIT.
This unit would be responsible for research activities in environmental fields at National and Global level with a view to finding the impacts of anthropogenic activities on the environmental systems and providing mitigation measures. The unit shall also undertake researches in waste management, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies as well as resource conservation and management.
4. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS
These are the research which will be conducted in this unit: Computerized Military program, Military Sensitivity Index Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Application in Armed Forces, GIS and Communication Intercepts in modern warfare, Simulation centres of Combat operation in Peace Support programmes , Development of Counter Explosive devices and IED’s, Design of unmanned aircraft/monitoring systems, Manufacture of re-enforced fibre materials for armoured vehicles and bullet proof vests and formulation, Research into Military Biotechnology and Nano Technology, Military strategy, operational art and tactics, contemporary operations, conflict, future warfare, asymmetrical warfare, psychological operations, peace support ops, COIN, military support for civil authority, doctrine development, military theory and practice, lessons learned and identified, terrorism and counter-terrorism, organized crime, intelligence, military policing, international police operations, regional approaches, privatization of security, special forces.
5. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY EDUCATION.
These are the research which will be conducted in this unit: International organizations, actors, factors-threats, cooperation, security regimes, alliances and coalitions, interests, risk evaluation and management, international relations, scenario development, crisis management, security complexes, influence strategy, coercion, deterrence, modelling, game theory, defence diplomacy, ‘Nation-building, institutional gaps, military sociology, armed forces as societies, armed forces in society, civil-military relations, conscription and professional armies, gender-ethnicity-identity and minorities, military families, unions and soldier associations, social experimentation and social activism with armed forces, media, public opinion, democratic control of armed forces, security sector reform, international cooperation, privatization, Information systems, systems testing, impact of technology on operations, weaponry, interaction with human dimension, R&D agendas, industry connections, life cycles and defence acquisition, network centric warfare and network enabled capabilities, Curriculum development, pedagogy, standards and evaluation, professional development, academic freedom, case studies/simulations/exercises, professional collegiality in military education.
NB: The units shall comprise a research team of at least five qualified members; under the leadership of a coordinator who shall be answerable to the Director of the center.