In addition to supporting current capabilities and existing platforms, DST Group provides scientific advice and technical risk assessments to support proposed future acquisitions for Defence and the introduction into service of new capabilities. 

DST participates in the decision making processes within Defence at all stages and at all levels to identify and mitigate risk.

We have provided advice and support on the several acquisition projects, including those below.

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A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft from No. 2 Squadron taxis out from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, during Exercise Red Flag Alaska 12-2.

DST contribution to the RAAF Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) capability began with the original operational requirements studies.

Field vehicles, trailers and modules capability
LAND 121 is acquiring over 7000 light, medium and heavy vehicles at a cost of over seven billion dollars.
Australian Army soldier Signaller Liam McInerney of the 7th Combat Signals Regiment, monitors the battle management system in the joint operations room during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013, Queensland.
LAND 75 is a multi-phased project to provide the Australian Army with a Battlefield Command Support System (BCSS) and networked Battle Management Systems (BMS).
Picture of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat replacement, HMAS Launceston, at sea.
The SEA1179 Phase 2A Patrol Boat Replacement (PB-R) is a high priority project that is seeking to replace the current Armidale Class Patrol Boats.
Image of a SeaHawk Helicopter. Replacements will be the Seahawk "Romeo" helicopters.
DST Group is providing science and technology (S&T) support to the program to replace the current 16 S-70B-2 Seahawk ‘Classic’ helicopters.
Picture of a Poseidon P-8A aircraft on a runway, an integral maritime patrol aircraft
Phase 2B of Project AIR 7000 will acquire a manned Maritime Patrol Aircraft system capable of performing maritime patrol and response tasks.
Picture of HMAS Sydney (ANZAC Class) at anchor near Pulau Tioman, Malaysia during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014.

DST is providing science and technology support to project SEA 5000, which involves the acquisition of a fleet of eight new frigates.

A computer generated image of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD).
SEA 4000 the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program is the largest naval project to date and will deliver three highly capable air warfare ships and their support systems.
An image of a man looking at a computer image the Collins Class replacement
SEA 1000 will provide Australia with a new and more potent defence capability with greater range, longer patrol endurance and increased capability compared with the Collins Class.
A JSF model in DST Group's low-speed wind tunnel.
AIR 6000 aims to introduce a new air combat capability that will meet Australia's air combat needs out to 2030 and beyond.