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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.

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Defence is calling for proposals from industry and research partners to take part in its national Medical Countermeasures program.

A Defence High Performance Computing Centre is to be constructed at the DST site in Edinburgh, South Australia.

Universities from across Australia have answered the call to help Defence enhance the performance of the warfighter.

DST's Brodie McDonald has been awarded an Early Career Research award by the Defence Materials Technology Centre for his contributions to vehicle survivability.

Defence is partnering with industry to develop Defence's space capability. 

Prof Calum Drummond and Acting CDS Todd Mansell.

DST and RMIT University have signed a new four-year collaboration agreement to undertake experimentation and testing on advanced materials and structures.

Defence technology research will be expanded under a strengthened strategic alliance between DST and global security company, Northrop Grumman Australia.

Scholarships are available to high-performing students to undertake a full-time PhD at the University of New South Wales in Canberra.