More, together.

Defence's new Science and Technology Strategy.

More, together. Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030
Welcome to DST

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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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.

Defence scientists are building up a database of hyperspectral imaging data to support the development of next-generation camouflage that will help Australian soldiers avoid detection.

More than 15,000 lifesaving SILVERSHIELD units will be delivered to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces this year.

Defence has been recognised for its commitment to gender equity, receiving the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze award.