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.

The team prepare for a GPS-free UAS flight trial at Woomera.
Sam Dudley, works with unmanned aerial systems, specifically trying to optimise and improve the performance of a datalink between a far-off UAS and home base.
Miguel Neto and Penni Apperly from DST’s STEM team field questions from undergraduates earlier this year.
‘Recruit hard, manage easy’, is a motto used in Human Resources that captures the importance of a thorough recruitment and selection strategy.
Kayla Johnson won the Best Young Scientist Award at the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology.
Defence researcher Kayla Johnson has won the Best Young Scientist Award at the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP).
A DST Quadcopter being flown at the Woomera Test Range in SA.
A change of strategy is needed to develop machine autonomy, according to DST Group analysts Jason Sholz and Darryn Reid.
Award winning Redwing devices (Greengum and Greygum) were developed by DST.
The Redwing suite of counter-IED devices, developed by DST Group, has won the inaugural Public Sector Innovation Award.
Year 10 students from Eltham College tested out Immersive Visualisation technologies.
A group of Year 10 students from Eltham College in Melbourne were given a rare treat at the Fishermans Bend laboratory of DST Group last week.
The conference will focus on delivering world-leading innovation to our Land Forces.
Early bird registration for the Future Land Force Conference 2016 closes on Monday 1 August.
Tony Lau (R) with team member Peter Dawson (L).
An algorithm developed by Defence scientists is being used by the Victorian Health Department as an influenza forecasting tool.


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