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Dr Alex Zelinsky in front of a large photograph of a submarine.
24 July 2013
Dr Alex Zelinsky delivered the first of the 2013 Innovation Lecture series in Sydney last night.
A photograph of Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinksy and CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark signing the Strategic Relationship Agreement.
Media Release
26 June 2013
CSIRO and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) have signed a Strategic Relationship Agreement aimed at high-impact research priorities.
A photograph Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon launching the Diggerworks study.
Media Release
26 June 2013
A study of the Department of Defence Diggerworks initiative has shown that it has vastly improved the way Australian soldiers are equipped for combat.
An image of water flowing onto cupped hands.
14 June 2013
A scientific analysis of commercial water filters could help reduce the amount of water Australian soldiers carry and ease logistical burdens associated with resupply.
Portrait of Chris Wallbrink, recipient of the 2013 Jaap Schijve Award.
7 June 2013
DSTO's Dr Chris Wallbrink is the first Australian to receive the international Jaap Schijve award for young aeronautical engineers.
A picture of the haptically enabled arm developed by Deakin University.
Media Release
30 April 2013
A prototype bomb disposal system could become a vital capability to protect Australian troops during operations.
A photograph of the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel standing with DSTO personnel in front of the model of the Joint Strike Fighter.
Media Release
19 April 2013
Warren Snowdon unveils a full-scale model of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) which will be used to study the effects of electromagnetic compatibility and interference on the aircraft.
A photograph of a hand using a multi-channel pipette.
Media Release
15 April 2013
Defence and DoHA prepare for the establishment of a Medical Countermeasures Consortium involving Australia, USA, UK and Canada.
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon and CDS Alex Zelinsky holding a copy of the DSTO Strategic Plan 2013-18
12 April 2013
A blueprint for future scientific advice and technology support to Defence was today launched by the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon.
Senator the Hon David Feeney (left) with Deputy Chief Defence Scientist Dr Warren Harch (right) meeting to discuss Maritime Security and other areas of Defence and national security.
7 March 2013
The Adelaide laboratory of the DSTO continues to play an essential role in maritime research for the future security of Australia.