MiDAS intents to become the centre of excellence for research and knowledge sharing on the issues pertaining to defence and security. To achieve this goal, MiDAS will :
- Conduct research and analysis on policies related to Defence and Security.
- Generate thinking, debates and knowledge sharing through defence and security seminars either national or international level and dialogues concerning defence and security issues.
- Disseminate research findings through The Journal of Defence and Security, magazine, monograph and seminar proceedings.
- Collate and study research from other research institutions and higher learning centres holistically through networking with those institution.
- Develop resource centres for Malaysian Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence.
- Explore new research areas with cooperation from other national or international research institutes.