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13 August 2022

Discover the significant contribution Defence scientists have made to the history of glass in Australia. 

Media Release
12 August 2022

To kick off National Science Week, Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Matt Keogh MP has met some freshly minted Defence scientists recently recruited through the Defence NAVIGATE program.

An image of the Chief Defence scientist address the symposium
6 August 2022

Defence is exploring how quantum computing could transform Defence and national security.

26 July 2022

Funding through Defence's Next Generation Technologies Fund has helped a small cyber security start-up grow its business from being largely a training provider, to one where almost half its income now comes from research and development.

Media Release
21 July 2022

The team behind an enhanced Australian-made shipbuilding steel has won the inaugural Defence Science and Technology Enterprise Collaboration award.

Chief Defence Scientist Tanya Monro and Head of Australasia, Airbus Defence & Space, Sascha Hapke
Media Release
20 July 2022

Australia's Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro has announced that Airbus has been selected as the strategic partner for a strategic research program established to develop future space capabilities for the Australian Defence Force.

1 July 2022

Aspiring robotics specialists from around the world will converge on Sydney later this year to take part in the 2022 RobotX competition.

23 June 2022

Defence researchers, in collaboration with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian National University, have applied A Method for Ethical AI in Defence.

10 June 2022

A number of promising innovations have emerged from a joint Australian-UK research initiative, including an adhesive inspired by marine molluscs and a reversible, on-demand bonding technology using magnetic nanoparticles.

Black and white portrait of Michael Howlett
8 June 2022

Thirty years on, Defence reflects on the tragic loss of one of its scientists, Michael Howlett, who was killed during an aircraft crash while undertaking his scientific duties.