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The team behind substantial capability improvements to Australia's Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft has taken out the Essington Lewis 'Minor Sustainment Activity' award.

As the prevalence of automation enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) has grown, our familiarity with and reliance on autonomy in our day-to-day lives has increased.

Flexible work practices can increase the productivity and well-being of employees and maximise participation in the workforce.

Defence scientists David Evans and Paul Rawson specialise in the chemistry of aviation and diesel fuels, respectively.

Our warfighters are bombarded with an ever-expanding smorgasbord of actionable, rich and diverse tactical information.

(L-R): Rhett Hull (DST STEM cadet), Jack Taylor (DST STEM summer vacation student) and Luke Smith (DST STEM cadet)

Each year in December dozens of undergraduate STEM students head to DST Group sites for paid summer vacation placements. Here’s one example.

Invasive ventilators are playing a crucial role in the care of seriously ill COVID-19 patients.

Bushmaster armoured vehicle.

Ever wondered what happens if you blow up a fluid-filled container? Creative thinkers from Defence have shown that water can help protect armoured vehicles from bomb blasts.