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22 February 2021

Australia's Chief Defence Scientist, Professor Tanya Monro has told a gathering of aspiring STEM professionals that there has 'never been a more exciting time to be working in Defence research and development'.

19 February 2021

Dr Paul Gaertner is leading Defence's Agile Command and Control STaR Shot.

Media Release
17 February 2021

Findings from a workshop on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Defence in 2019 have been released to support science and technical considerations for the potential development of Defence policy, doctrine, research and project management.   

9 February 2021

Australian researchers achieved a stellar result in the inaugural Global-X science challenge.

Dr Dennis Delic collaborated with BAE Systems to demonstrate his SPAD sensor’s ability to detect and track aerial targets.
4 February 2021

Defence is developing cameras so sensitive they can detect individual photons of light.

22 January 2021

Researchers are deploying soldiers to a virtual world to assess new technologies.

Joel Patniotis in an anechoic chamber with a sample DSTG-designed artificial impedance surface. One day reconfigurable antenna surfaces like this could be embedded in the surface of air, sea and land platforms.
17 December 2020

Progress embedding antennas in aircraft surfaces.

15 December 2020

Across the science and technology (S&T) community, experts are working on research that helps to keep Australians safe.

14 December 2020

Dr Sylvie Perreau, recipient of the 2020 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science, is focused on keeping wireless communications up and running in hostile environments.

Media Release
11 December 2020

Defence Scientist, Dr Sylvie Perreau, has been awarded the 2020 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science, for her excellence in signal processing and wireless networks within highly classified environments both nationally and internationally.