During the story, the laboratory is dedicated to studying cubes that appeared out of nowhere.
Kate Stewart, daughter of the Brigadier and head of the scientific research department, has a handheld device that can scan a body (picking up the Eleventh Doctor's twin hearts), and also serves as a communication device.
The software, or at least the results from the translation, can be loaded on a hand-held device.
In "The Power of Three", UNIT is shown to have a scientific research department with a large laboratory in the base beneath the Tower of London.
They wear PLCE pouches on police tac-vests, and also wear riot-protection arm pads and gloves, and have side-handle batons and quick-cuffs for arrests.
UNIT's personnel have a wide range of weaponry to call on, some custom-made to combat specific threats.
Elizabeth Shaw Jo Grant Sarah Jane Smith Lieutenant Harry Sullivan Brigadier Winifred Bambera Dr. Mace General Sanchez Captain Erisa Magambo Colonel Oduya Kate Stewart Jac Petronella Osgood UNIT is a fictional military organisation from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.Originally referred to as the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, executive producer Russell T Davies claimed in 2005 that the UN were no longer happy to be associated with the fictional organisation and the UN's full name could now no longer be used.However, the "UNIT" and "UN" abbreviations could be used as long as it was not explained what the letters stood for.Sherwin was uncertain if the army forces featured in The Web of Fear appeared as UNIT, but was "convinced" that, as a teaser for UNIT's more substantial role in The Invasion, The Web of Fear was supposed to have replaced the basic army forces that were seen in the story.On top of this, production notes in Doctor Who: The Complete History credit Haisman and Lincoln as the owners of Lethbridge-Stewart, who was the army leader from The Web of Fear, and mention how Bryant and director Douglas Camfield were negotiating the use of the character for The Invasion from Haisman and Lincoln in May 1968, The roots of UNIT in the Doctor Who universe lie in extraterrestrial incursions featured in the Second Doctor serial The Web of Fear (1968) and the Seventh Doctor serial Remembrance of the Daleks (1988).In a series of interviews originally recorded for the 2006 DVD of the Doctor Who serial Inferno (1970), actor Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in The Invasion, similarly described The Invasion as a "dummy run" for the idea of the Doctor, the main protagonist of Doctor Who, being exiled to Earth.Dicks also said that the idea of exiling the Doctor was done because making every serial take place on Earth was cheaper to produce than if every serial had to have a new alien planet built, and that UNIT was an idea Sherwin had come up with to answer the question of what to do with the Doctor after he was exiled to Earth.The contribution of scientific advice in battling extraterrestrial threats is recognised and both Dr Elizabeth Shaw and the exiled Third Doctor joins UNIT just in time to help defeat the Autons in Spearhead from Space (1970).however, the organisation continues to execute its mandate to investigate and combat alien activity.Operating under the auspices of the United Nations, its purpose is to investigate and combat paranormal and extraterrestrial threats to the Earth.In the original Doctor Who series, several UNIT personnel (such as the Brigadier) played a major role in the programme.