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Defence Scientist Aaron Debono
12 July 2018

DST conducts trials at Woomera to test the effectiveness of self-protection countermeasures for ADF aircraft; leading to increased survivability of these platforms.

3 July 2018

ON Prime: Defence offers a unique opportunity to apply your science or tech research to Australia's national security and defence.

Dr Alex Zelinsky
Media Release
20 June 2018

After seven years in the role, Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has announced he will be leaving DST.

Media Release
14 June 2018

Defence is inviting Australian small and medium enterprises to submit proposals for new technologies to make small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems harder to detect.

Dr Janis Cocking received the Public Service Medal.
11 June 2018

Dr Janis Cocking has received the Public Service Medal and a former DST Board Chairman, Neil Edwards, an Order of Australia award in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Media Release
30 May 2018

Light could hold the key to reducing operational costs for Defence and protect ships and the environment from marine pest invaders.

Media Release
24 May 2018

Four Australian universities will conduct joint research with US universities on priority defence projects under the AUSMURI program.

Media Release
23 May 2018

The launch of the first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems takes place in Brisbane.

L-R: Professor James McCraw from Melbourne University and DST's Dr Tony Lau.
Media Release
11 May 2018

Scientists from Defence and the University of Melbourne have won two innovation awards for disease forecasting.

Media Release
7 May 2018

The first Defence Industry and Innovation Programs Update Report has been released.