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28 June 2017
ON Prime:Defence is designed to help research teams test and discover real world applications for their work.
19 June 2017
DST’s Trustworthy Systems team has taken out three iAwards in South Australia.
Media Release
14 June 2017

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, congratulates Defence scientist Darryn Smart on winning the prestigious Clunies Ross Award.

Dr Alex Zelinsky has been made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2017 Queen's birthday honours.
12 June 2017
Dr Alex Zelinsky has been made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2017 Queen's birthday honours.
A VIRSuite generated scene for air-to-air missile testing with an aircraft dispensing flares in front of a cloud background. Shawn Garner, pictured inset.
1 June 2017
VIRSuite is a real-time scene generation software designed by DST for the analysis, evaluation and development of electro-optical systems in a range of complex scenarios and environments.
27 May 2017

Minister Pyne MP announces 22 Australian universities will share $5.7 million in project funding to develop game-changing defence capabilities.

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Media Release
23 May 2017
Minister Pyne announces investment program inviting Australian universities to collaborate with top universities in the United States.
19 May 2017
DST has recently acquired a new Towed Acoustic Projector System (TAPS) that will significantly improve how the organisation conducts its underwater acoustic research.
Maria Gavrilescu and Peter Gibbs prepare to conduct an experiment on visual performance with a night vision device used in Army aviation.
12 May 2017
The Night Vision Laboratory at DST provides researchers with a controlled environment to assess night vision technology that is either in service, or is being considered for use by the ADF.
Shannon Ryan is holding one of the twelve ceramic samples tested at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's beam line for residual stress.
9 May 2017
Shannon Ryan recently travelled to the US, to conduct experiments examining light-weight ceramics that might be used to replace the traditional heavy metal military vehicle armour.