Welcome to DST Group

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

As part of the First Principles Review implementation, from 1 July 2015 the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has been renamed as the Defence Science and Technology Group. This change gives effect to the One Defence business model recommended in the First Principles Review.

Moving to the new title does not affect any current contracts, working arrangements or points of contact.

The name change will be progressively implemented on this website and other communications material over the coming months.

Defence Scientist Dr Stephen Moore.
The DST developed Australian Rapid Assessment Tool is an extremely powerful tool in modelling the acoustic signatures for all classes of naval vessel.
Shannon Keough and Ian Kermonde on the deck of the Greek vessel HS Prometheus, with the Wandjina test article.
Faced with the possible cancellation of an important NATO trial, Defence Researcher, Ian Kermonde had a simple but novel solution.
Eugene Aidman in front of the DST Land Motion Platform vehicle simulator
Defence Researcher Eugene Aidman leads a research team at DST supporting the Army in their pursuit of cognitive edge in human performance.
Passive Radar team members James Palmer (left) and Simon Palumbo (right)
The Passive Radar team from DST is one of only ten teams to be accepted to take part in CSIRO’s innovation accelerator program, ON Accelerate.
Chris Lyons
Defence researcher Chris Lyons has been working on developing a safer and less polluting paint for Australia’s military aircraft.
Australia's requirement for submarines
Dr Alex Zelinsky released a study on ‘Australia’s requirement for submarines’ at the 8th Biennial Strategic Conference of the Submarine Institute of Australia.
Horace Billon (right) with industry collaborator Adam Fairbairn, testing new ceramic armour prototypes.
DST is responsible for developing individual protection for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, particularly those deployed on operations.
Defence researcher Dr Jacqueline Craig has been elected a Fellow of the ATSE
Defence researchers Dr Jacqueline Craig (recently retired) and Dr Stuart Cannon have been elected Fellows of the ATSE.


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