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.

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.
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.
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.