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More than 15,000 lifesaving SILVERSHIELD units will be delivered to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces this year.

Defence has been recognised for its commitment to gender equity, receiving the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze award.

L-R Bronwyn Evans; James Johnson; Adi Paterson; Tanya Monro; Brian Schmidt; Elizabeth Broderick

Defence has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equity, partnering with the Australian Academy of Science to support the inaugural 'Catalysing Gender Equity' conference.

Close to ninety aspiring Defence scientists have gathered in Adelaide for DST's annual student conference, DSTEM.

Defence Experimentation Airborne Platform (DEAP)

Defence scientists are contributing to the ADF's response to the bushfire crisis using a research aircraft to assist in monitoring fire activity and conduct damage assessments.

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.

DST's research laboratory in Melbourne is celebrating 80 years at its Fishermans Bend location.

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