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18 October 2017

DST scientists have been working with a US expert in spatial disorientation to enhance the safety of pilots.

Bjorn Wharff (inset) in The Integrated Survivability Assessment Facility.
12 October 2017

The Integrated Survivability Assessment Facility (ISAF) at DST measures the survivability of operational platforms employing countermeasures against various weapon threats.

Fire Across the Desert - Woomera's history book digital re-release
5 October 2017

DST is proud to release Fire Across the Desert: Woomera and the Anglo-Australian Joint Project 1946–1980 in a new digital format.

27 September 2017

'Partner and Prosper' was the theme for DST's third successful Partnerships Week, held in August 2017 at DST Edinburgh.

Media Release
7 September 2017

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has announced collaboration between Defence and industry to develop the equivalent of a Black Box for soldiers.

Kane Ivory outside DST's new battery test facility.
5 September 2017
Defence researcher Kane Ivory is charged with establishing DST’s Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery Safety Research Facility.
Media Release
30 August 2017
Technology using diamond crystals to generate high-power lasers has taken out the 2017 DST Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.
The Polaris vehicle and sensor.
28 August 2017
Vehicle-mounted GPR equipment has been used by the ADF for IED detection for several years, but there is room for improvement in the signal processing component of the technology.
23 August 2017
DST and BAE Systems Australia continue to grow their close collaboration with the signing of three Interactive Project Agreements.
Media Release
17 August 2017
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announces a new research partnership to pursue innovative maritime Defence technologies.