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7 August 2018

DST and Mackay Consolidated Industries received a joint Essington Lewis award.

31 July 2018

DST's Dr Christine Shanahan has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to Defence in the inaugural 'ADM Women in Defence' awards.

30 July 2018

Defence is inviting research proposals from industry and universities to enhance the cyber capabilities of the Australian Defence Force.

27 July 2018

Experts will converge on Adelaide in September for the International Conference on Science and Innovation for Land Power.

26 July 2018

Defence is seeking applications from the cyber community across Australia to develop cyber solutions of high relevance to the country's national security.

Julia Freeman with colleague Brady Gentle in the environmental test chamber.
13 July 2018

The Vapour System Test is a significant capability that allows DST to provide scientific and technological advice on a selection of ensembles.

Defence Scientist Aaron Debono
12 July 2018

DST conducts trials at Woomera to test the effectiveness of self-protection countermeasures for ADF aircraft; leading to increased survivability of these platforms.

3 July 2018

ON Prime: Defence offers a unique opportunity to apply your science or tech research to Australia's national security and defence.

Dr Alex Zelinsky
Media Release
20 June 2018

After seven years in the role, Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has announced he will be leaving DST.

Media Release
14 June 2018

Defence is inviting Australian small and medium enterprises to submit proposals for new technologies to make small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems harder to detect.