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Strategic research

DST Group undertakes strategic research in key science and technology areas which are likely to provide a game-changing capability for future Defence; and to prepare DST to meet future science and technology challenges.

It is critical to invest in strategic research in select technology areas to deal with the challenges of the future that can potentially provide disruptive capabilities for Australia.

We have the combination of extensive multidisciplinary technology, systems and domain expertise to credibly invest in future proofing Defence and national security.

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An image of a HiFIRE trial
Through our HiFIRE collaboration, we have an active program to develop hypersonics for sustained high-speed flight.