Welcome to DST Group

The Defence Science and Technology Group is part of Australia's Department of Defence. It is the second largest public-funded R&D organisation in Australia.

As part of the First Principles Review implementation, from 1 July 2015 the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has been renamed as the Defence Science and Technology Group. This change gives effect to the One Defence business model recommended in the First Principles Review.

Moving to the new title does not affect any current contracts, working arrangements or points of contact.

The name change will be progressively implemented on this website and other communications material over the coming months.

Defence researcher Jie Ding.
DST has developed a liquid electrolyte that hardens when subjected to severe physical shocks.
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne.
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne has announced that Defence has commenced a research program using miniature satellites.
Anthony Woolley and Jenny Liu aboard HMAS Warramunga.
Key to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) warfighting capability is how well its ships survive.
A modified Jeep fitted with a DST Satellite-On-The-Move (SOTM) unit (the dome on the rear tray).
Defence researchers, led by Brian Reid, have joined forces with scientists from the US Army Tank Automotive Research & Development Engineering Centre.
Principal Scientist Dr Stephen Cimpoeru.
Dr Stephen Cimpoeru is a specialist in the area of land vehicle survivability, one of Australian Army’s highest science and technology priorities.
Researchers examining the DST-developed joint Seminar Wargame Adjudication Tool.
Defence researchers have been using analytical seminar wargaming to provide advice on future-proofing for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Research Scientist Dr Chatura Nagahawatte joined DST through the Postdoc Opportunities program.
Applications are now open for the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) Postdoc Opportunities which offer multiple permanent research positions.
Exercise Black Skies Science Team Leader Dr Chris Best.
The RAAF recently participated in Exercise Black Skies, a collective training research activity focused on providing simulated large force employment scenarios.