More, together.

Defence's new Science and Technology Strategy.

More, together. Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030
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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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Chief Defence Scientist, Professor Tanya Monro has outlined her vision for Defence science over the next decade.

Defence scientist Dr Renée Webster has been awarded a prize for excellence by the National Measurement Institute (NMI) in recognition of her significant contribution to analytical chemistry.

Up to $20,000 is available to budding AI specialists to apply themselves to an AI challenge.

Jim Grose (left), Managing Director of Axiom, and Ben Barona, from DST, examining the injection moulding die being used to produce face shield headbands.

Defence has applied its unique engineering expertise to rapidly design and support the production of face shields to protect healthcare workers.

Defence scientists are working with colleagues from industry and academia on a high-risk, high-payoff satellite communications (SATCOM) research venture.

Imagine a high-powered, long-burning firecracker igniting in your face. That's the risk faced by ground support personnel when called to attend to an aircraft with an unspent flare.

Minister for Defence, Senator The Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has launched a bold and ambitious new strategy for Defence science and technology.

In this innovative project, scientists are looking at what habituation to startling stressors can tell us about resilience.