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"Captain, I assure you this is the only way. In order for Sergeant Barnes to be cleansed of his programming, he will have to return to cryo-sleep stasis so the Wakanda Design Group can do its work."
T'Challa to Captain America[src]

The Wakandan Design Group is the scientific division of Wakanda, led by Princess Shuri. The group is based at their flagship laboratory, located within Mount Bashenga and directly above the Great Mound, the world's sole source of Vibranium.


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Upgrading T'Challa

"If you're going to take on Klaue, you need the best the Design Group has to offer! Exhibit A."
"My design."
"Old tech."
Shuri and T'Challa[src]

Shuri updates T'Challa's equipment

In preparation for his mission to Busan, South Korea, T'Challa visited his sister Shuri in her lab in Mount Bashenga. There, he was shown various technological upgrades Shuri and her staff had been working on. Then, he was equipped with advanced communication devices, Remote Access Kimoyo Beads, sound-absorbant boots, and an upgraded Panther Habit. Despite T'Challa preferring his old design, Shuri convinced him to use the new one, which offered more subtlety because the entire suit could be contained inside a special necklace that he could wear without having to reveal to others that he had a specialized suit on. During the Battle of Mount Bashenga, Everett Ross flew the Royal Talon Fighter in an attempt to destroy some of Erik Killmonger's Dragon Flyers that were going to deliver Wakandan weapons across the world.[1]