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Franke Agenbag, a Space Systems Engineer at DSTG, has designed a first-of-its-kind imaging system for the Buccaneer CubeSat main mission project.
24 November 2023

When a young Franke Agenbag searched for constellations in the night sky, she could never have imagined she would grow up to send capability into space.

DSTG Chief Dr Greg Bain (left) presents Professor Javaan Chahl with a Defence Commendation acknowledging his valuable partnership with DSTG and Defence.
23 November 2023

Australia's Chief Defence Scientist has presented a Defence Commendation to Professor Javaan Chahl, DSTG Joint Chair of Sensor Systems at the University of South Australia (UniSA).

L-R: Daniel Borg, Manik Attygalle and David Burdon at the DSTG antenna test facility
14 September 2023

The MetaSteerers team awarded the 2023 Department of Defence Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

S100 Crew from 822X Squadron and scientists from Defence Science and Technology Group discuss the S100 Bathymetric LiDAR Sensor trials on the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise Sea Raider 23.
20 August 2023

A laser-shooting sensor on Navy's eye in the sky mapped the seabed and beach for amphibious landings as part of a trial on Exercise Sea Raider.

PROCESS Academy students and representatives from DSTG and PROCESS partner organisations at the EPE facilities in Brisbane.
7 August 2023

A Defence postgraduate training initiative will boost the pool of STEM professionals capable of developing solutions that will enable Defence, national security and first responders to operate safely and effectively in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) environments.

Scientists in a laboratory and smiling at camera
3 August 2023

In a win-win exercise that led to undergraduate skill development and added to our ability to detect several potent neurotoxins, Defence scientist Dr Tristan Kilmartin engaged two students to develop analytical methods for three paralytic shellfish toxins*.

(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.