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Julia Freeman with colleague Brady Gentle in the environmental test chamber.

The Vapour System Test is a significant capability that allows DST to provide scientific and technological advice on a selection of ensembles.

ON Prime: Defence offers a unique opportunity to apply your science or tech research to Australia's national security and defence.

Dr Alex Zelinsky

After seven years in the role, Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has announced he will be leaving DST.

Defence is inviting Australian small and medium enterprises to submit proposals for new technologies to make small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems harder to detect.

Defence Scientist Aaron Debono

DST conducts trials at Woomera to test the effectiveness of self-protection countermeasures for ADF aircraft; leading to increased survivability of these platforms.

Dr Janis Cocking received the Public Service Medal.

Dr Janis Cocking has received the Public Service Medal and a former DST Board Chairman, Neil Edwards, an Order of Australia award in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Light could hold the key to reducing operational costs for Defence and protect ships and the environment from marine pest invaders.

Four Australian universities will conduct joint research with US universities on priority defence projects under the AUSMURI program.