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Media Release
1 July 2020

Recognising the importance of working closely with industry, Defence has signed a 10-year contract that will see 85 QinetiQ Australia staff continue to work at Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) sites across the country.

Defence subjected the Hawkei to live-fire underbelly blast testing during trials in 2011.
10 June 2020

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

Media Release
5 June 2020

As part of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today, two landmark Defence Arrangements between Australia and India have been established.

29 May 2020

Chief Defence Scientist, Professor Tanya Monro has outlined her vision for Defence science over the next decade.

Dr Renée Webster’s analytical chemistry research is contributing to the safe and effective use of fuels by Defence.
28 May 2020

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.

27 May 2020

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.
19 May 2020

Defence has applied its unique engineering expertise to rapidly design and support the production of face shields to protect healthcare workers.

Media Release
14 May 2020

Defence and Gold Coast company Gilmour Space Technologies have joined forces to work together on space technologies under a new strategic agreement.

11 May 2020

Defence scientists are working with colleagues from industry and academia on a high-risk, high-payoff satellite communications (SATCOM) research venture.

Time-lapse footage of the simulated flare event.
6 May 2020

Imagine a high-powered, long-burning firecracker igniting in your face. That's the risk faced by ground support personnel when called to attend to an aircraft with an unspent flare.