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7 May 2021

Defence's ground-breaking biometrics research is being used to combat serious crimes against children.

Global Hawk (renamed Southern Cross II) prepares for a flight test in 2001.
27 April 2021

The touchdown of the United States' Global Hawk uncrewed aerial vehicle at RAAF Base Edinburgh on 23 April, 2001 was an exciting achievement in defence S&T.

19 April 2021

Defence is calling on all Australian medical or biotech businesses and research organisations to contribute to a national assessment of Australia's health security.

(L-R): Dr Manik Attygalle, Mr Artem Vasilyev, Mr Khee Hue and Mr Mark Gontar in DSTG’s Antenna Measurement Facility.
14 April 2021

Defence scientist Manik Attygalle is devising unique techniques to keep our military platforms safe.

Media Release
12 April 2021

The Morrison Government's strong focus on cyber security has been reinforced in the awarding of up to $3.6 million in grants to 12 small-to-medium businesses as part of a new industry engagement initiative.

Dr Melanie Farrier was presented the 2020 Early Career Alumni Award for her significant contribution to the scientific community
8 April 2021

Dr Melanie Farrier had a busy 2020, finishing her PhD, leading a combat engineering team through Defence Operation Bushfire Assist, and becoming a Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) Gender Equity and SAGE Manager.

Image credit: Lockheed Martin Australia
Media Release
1 April 2021

The Morrison Government has announced a $9 million boost to Australia's defence industry to develop an integrated system that can detect and neutralise improvised threats.

16 March 2021

Peter Dawson helped develop a modelling tool to forecast outbreaks of influenza. It has proven to be invaluable in the fight against COVID.

A concept image of an Unmanned Aerial System fitted with the new generation of active camouflage that is being developed by UniSA as part of NGTF SBIRD program. (Image credit: UniSA)
12 March 2021

The Next Generation Technologies Fund was established with two important objectives in mind: to cultivate a national research base closely aligned with Defence priorities, and to develop critical technologies for Australia's defence and national security.

5 March 2021

'This International Women's Day, and every day, I look up to my mum as a source of inspiration.'