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(L-R) Dr Axel Bender, OCE STaR Shot Leader, Professor Jia-Yee Lee, Director CADRE-OCE, University of Melbourne, Professor Duncan Maskell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and Professor Emily Hilder, Acting Chief Defence Scientist. Image supplied by The University of Melbourne
Media Release
19 May 2023

Defence's ability to operate safely in hazardous environments is being enhanced with a new national research and innovation centre dedicated to enhancing the ADF's ability to operate in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Environments (OCE).

Media Release
1 May 2023

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP and the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Pat Conroy MP have announced the establishment of the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator, delivering on the Government's election commitment to drive innovation that creates new capability for the Australian Defence Force.

24 March 2023

Defence has brought together leaders from across the biotechnology community to address future biosecurity challenges both on the battlefield and in civilian settings.

21 March 2023

Of all Australia's significant defence assets, the Jindalee Operational Radar Network is probably the least visible to Australians, and the least appreciated for delivering safety and security to the nation.

9 March 2023

There is no substitute for DSTG's real-world testing defence scientists, say.

28 February 2023

A new robust, lightweight device that is suitable for fitment to aircraft and able to deliver vital stress data in real time has taken out the National and SME Innovation Awards at the Australian International Airshow.

23 December 2022

In November, twenty teams, representing five continents, descended on the Sydney International Regatta Centre to take part in the biennial RobotX Maritime Autonomy Challenge.

22 December 2022

Foreign actors are increasingly using disinformation (deliberately false or misleading information) as part of coordinated information campaigns.

20 December 2022

A $32m revamp of DSTG's testing and fabrication facilities has provided Defence with new and strengthened engineering capability and reinvigorated our ability to collaborate with industry and academia.

9 December 2022

The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is a high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft that will be used by the RAAF for maritime patrol and other surveillance roles.