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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.

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Defence Researcher Dr Ping Tan

DST researcher Ping Tan has played a key role in undertaking work that focuses on the ballistic performance of body armour, and recently helmets.

DST is exploring methods of combating biofouling using ultraviolet (UV) light.

DST has formed a collaboration with partners from academia and industry to develop new weapons technology that will assist the ADF.

DST will partner with industry and academia to develop new technologies improving the safety and performance of explosives for Defence and industry.

Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, and Mr Merv Davis, CEO of CEA Technologies.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a five-year research and development agreement between CEA Technologies and DST.

An audit of Australia's medical countermeasures capabilities will inform efforts to build Australia's preparedness against chemical, biological and radiological threats.

DST is proud to continue its sponsorship of the UAV Challenge in 2018.

The University of Tasmania will partner with US universities to conduct research to help improve Australia's naval capability.