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Defence's new Science and Technology Strategy.

More, together. Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030
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A new partnering arrangement ratified by Chief Defence Scientist, Tanya Monro will facilitate greater collaboration between Defence and the university sector.

Military personnel operating in complex and stressful environments must draw on their mental as well as their physical capacities in order to achieve peak performance. 

Studying trauma data from civilian hospital patients is helping Defence scientists improve their understanding of how extreme forces affect the human body.

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.