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DST has released its Annual Review for 2016-17.
23 January 2018

DST has released its Annual Review for 2016 -17, capturing the highlights and achievements for the last financial year.

Defence researcher Peter Manovski
17 January 2018

In order to improve the performance of Defence platforms, DST researchers have been analysing how aircraft, under-water and surface vehicles move through the air or water.

A line-up of some of the new ceramic pigments being developed at Oregon State University.
20 December 2017

Earlier this year, Defence scientist Chris Lyons travelled to Oregon State University to meet with a team of researchers devoted to the synthesis of new ceramic pigments.

19 December 2017

DST and four Australian universities have completed a comprehensive study that will lead to better environmental management for marine animals.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Media Release
18 December 2017

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the formation of the first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems.

28 November 2017

The 4th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance was held in Melbourne from 28 November - 1 December 2017.

27 November 2017

DST's Marcus McDonald has been awarded the US Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.

22 November 2017

Experts gather in Melbourne next week to discuss the future of advanced materials and manufacturing.

Media Release
21 November 2017

Internationally recognised Defence scientist, Ms Zenka Mathys, has won the 2017 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science.

21 November 2017

Defence scientists from five nations are working alongside the military in a research activity underway in Adelaide.