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



SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
FOR DEFENCE 2020-2030

MISSION-DRIVEN
RESEARCH FOR
HIGH IMPACT

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The ADF is backed with some of the most advanced technology in the world, but keeping it current is a challenge experts from the Defence Science and Technology are responsible for meeting.

Dr Hurmat Ain began her defence science career two years ago with a DST team focused on improving helicopter systems effectiveness for Defence.

New starter James Moran is participating in DST's Research and Innovation Graduate Program, and now has a four-month rotation with a team analysing aircraft capability.

Defence scientists Dr Mike Greening and Holly McNabb are at the heart of DST's support to RAN environmental forecasting.

Blistering barnacles, these are some novel anti-fouling solutions.

Above, on the surface and in the depths of the ocean - we're there.

Dr Felicia Pradera

Dr Felicia Pradera, DST's program manager for medical countermeasures development, is working to grow the national medical countermeasures (MCM) program.

The Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are anticipating the launch of 'A Joint Effort' Stage 2 competition later this year.