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Prof Calum Drummond and Acting CDS Todd Mansell.
1 March 2019

DST and RMIT University have signed a new four-year collaboration agreement to undertake experimentation and testing on advanced materials and structures.

L-R: David Perry, Northrup Grumman USA; Mike Gallagher, Acting CEO Northrup Grumman Australia and Acting CDS Todd Mansell at the signing
Media Release
27 February 2019

Defence technology research will be expanded under a strengthened strategic alliance between DST and global security company, Northrop Grumman Australia.

14 February 2019

Scholarships are available to high-performing students to undertake a full-time PhD at the University of New South Wales in Canberra.

Media Release
12 February 2019

The Australian Government is committed to encouraging young Australian women to pursue their interests in STEM both at school and in the workforce.

11 February 2019

Defence is seeking to extend and expand scientific research in human performance.

7 February 2019

Former NASA space shuttle commander and astronaut Pam Melroy to speak at the international space symposium in March.

Media Release
5 February 2019

Western Australia will host a major space technologies symposium which will help shape Australia's long-term vision for space technologies.

24 January 2019

Professor Tanya Monro has been appointed Chief Defence Scientist.

Media Release
10 December 2018

Defence has sent the final delivery of life-saving SILVERSHIELD units to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces.

23 November 2018

Research proposals are invited from small businesses and universities to help Defence devise novel ways of integrating advanced materials onto military platforms.