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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.

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.

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.

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.

The launch of the first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems takes place in Brisbane.

L-R: Professor James McCraw from Melbourne University and DST's Dr Tony Lau.

Scientists from Defence and the University of Melbourne have won two innovation awards for disease forecasting.