I would assume that since it is a warrior culture, they have plenty of respect for any scientist / engineer on their side who research technology for military applications.
Look at the old USSR. So much of their society was dedicated to researching military applications for most everything. I'm sure Klingon society would do whatever it takes to improve their military capabilities.
The Klingons are barabaric in many aspects, but they are far from idiots. They do realize that they need scientists / engineers / etc., if they plan on continuing to play the part of the conquering warrior race.