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The MRH90 is one of the most advanced tactical troop transport helicopters of the 21st Century.
4 May 2017
A team of forensic engineers from DST is using unique forensic engineering techniques and highly complex computational fluid analyses of airflow to ensure the safety of the ADF helicopters.
Media Release
27 April 2017

Minister Pyne announces $10 million to defeat improvised threats.

R&I Graduate Monique Hollick (middle) talking with DST Chiefs Dr Janis Cocking and Dr John Riley.
24 April 2017
DST recently recruited five Research and Innovation (R&I) Graduates as part of the Defence Graduate Program (DGP).
The SHARC satellite.
20 April 2017

Australian satellites, including the miniaturised satellite SHARC, were on the successful launch of a re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Defence researcher Robert Hunjet is helping to create flocks of high-tech, emergent courier pigeons.
19 April 2017
Defence researcher Robert Hunjet runs the Self-organising Communications and Autonomous Delivery Service (SCADS) project.
Defence scientist Dr James Palmer (right) and team member Simon Palumbo
13 April 2017
Defence scientist Dr James Palmer has been awarded the inaugural Stanford Australia Foundation - CSIRO ON Accelerate Scholarship to attend an executive course in the US.
3 April 2017
Olivia Samardzic and her colleagues first started looking at how to safely alert people approaching a checkpoint, without harming them, back in 2008.
A photograph of Corporal Daniel Keighran VC and DST's Felicia Pradera
31 March 2017
DST's Felicia Pradera has been awarded a Research Collaboration Award by the Defence Materials Technology Centre.
30 March 2017
DST continues to research advanced Directed Infra-Red Counter-Measure (DIRCM) concepts to protect aircraft from increasingly sophisticated infrared guided missiles.
Angela Consoli in the Future Integrated Mission System (FIMS) development suite.
24 March 2017
Defence researcher Angela Consoli is leading the development of a Future Integrated Mission System for the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST).