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20 November 2019

New starter James Moran is participating in DST's Research and Innovation Graduate Program, and now has a four-month rotation with a team analysing aircraft capability.

Media Release
13 November 2019

Construction of a next-generation High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) in Adelaide will kick off this month, with the awarding of a $57 million contract to South Australian-based company Hansen Yuncken.

Defence scientists Holly McNabb and Dr Mike Greening
12 November 2019

Defence scientists Dr Mike Greening and Holly McNabb are at the heart of DST's support to RAN environmental forecasting.

The Underwater Collision Research Facility aims to further the scientific understanding of the crashworthiness of submarines, AUVs and other marine vehicles.
Media Release
18 October 2019

The new Underwater Collision Research Facility (UCRF) has been officially unveiled at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston.

Dr Claire Grandison and Dr Richard Piola
7 October 2019

Blistering barnacles, these are some novel anti-fouling solutions.

DST scientists are researching a stand-off technique, dubbed FastCAD, for rapidly generating accurate and up-to-date 3D CAD data of maritime platforms to assist with radar cross-section analysis.
4 October 2019

Above, on the surface and in the depths of the ocean - we're there.

Dr Felicia Pradera
3 October 2019

Dr Felicia Pradera, DST's program manager for medical countermeasures development, is working to grow the national medical countermeasures (MCM) program.

1 October 2019

The Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are anticipating the launch of 'A Joint Effort' Stage 2 competition later this year.

Defence scientist Dr David Clarke and colleagues have been developing a range of innovative experimental capabilities.
23 September 2019

DST will be showcasing its support of Australian Defence's maritime activities at the PACIFIC 2019 international maritime exposition.

The University of Melbourne, Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales and Queensland University of Technology, will join forces with Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Media Release
20 September 2019

A consortium of four Australian universities will receive $3 million from the Morrison Government to work with their American counterparts on developing the next-generation of autonomous vehicles.