Read our latest news and media releases to keep track of what's happening at DST.

For more recent stories relating to defence science, see our Defence Science Australia podcast series and our DST App.


Defence researcher Luther Krake within the DST helicopter testing laboratory.
22 February 2017
DST aims to maximise Defence capability by reducing the maintenance cost and burden of helicopter operations, equating to more time spent flying than fixing.
Defence researcher Wenyi Wang.
14 February 2017
A small team of researchers from DST have been developing a new, simpler method to help military fleet operators detect cracks in ADF platform structures.
Launch of Defence Innovation Partnership SA.
6 February 2017
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, recently announced the establishment of the Defence Innovation Partnership.
DST Group has released its Annual Review for 2015-16, capturing the highlights and achievements for the last financial year.
2 February 2017
DST has released its Annual Review for 2015-16, capturing the highlights and achievements for the last financial year.
Defence Scientist Dr Stephen Moore.
23 January 2017
The DST developed Australian Rapid Assessment Tool is an extremely powerful tool in modelling the acoustic signatures for all classes of naval vessel.
Shannon Keough and Ian Kermonde on the deck of the Greek vessel HS Prometheus, with the Wandjina test article.
10 January 2017

Faced with the possible cancellation of an important NATO trial, Defence Researcher, Ian Kermonde had a simple but novel solution.

Eugene Aidman in front of the DST Land Motion Platform vehicle simulator
4 January 2017
Defence Researcher Eugene Aidman leads a research team at DST supporting the Army in their pursuit of cognitive edge in human performance.
Passive Radar team members James Palmer (left) and Simon Palumbo (right)
21 December 2016
The Passive Radar team from DST is one of only ten teams to be accepted to take part in CSIRO’s innovation accelerator program, ON Accelerate.
Chris Lyons
14 December 2016
Defence researcher Chris Lyons has been working on developing a safer and less polluting paint for Australia’s military aircraft.
Australia's requirement for submarines
25 November 2016
Dr Alex Zelinsky released a study on ‘Australia’s requirement for submarines’ at the 8th Biennial Strategic Conference of the Submarine Institute of Australia.