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Media Release
23 October 2018

Defence scientist Paul Marsden has been awarded the US Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.

Mr Gary Stewart, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky
Media Release
19 October 2018

A new strategic alliance between Rheinmetall and DST will advance the development of innovative technologies for land capability.

18 October 2018

DST is seeking an Australian academic partner to co-host a space technologies symposium.

11 October 2018

Concepts which once belonged to the realms of science fiction are becoming a reality for Australian soldiers, thanks to work by DST scientists.

Image of Dr Andrew Ang and Mr Matthew Leigh preparing for the on-board trials on HMAS Canberra.
Media Release
10 October 2018

A new corrosion-resistant coating that halved the build-up of algae and barnacles on ship hydraulic components is now being trialled on HMAS Canberra.

Ben Norris, CEO of Daronmont Technologies and Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky sign collaboration agreement.
Media Release
27 September 2018

A research agreement between DST and Adelaide-based Daronmont Technologies will explore next generation technology options for Defence applications.

Allan Titheridge, CEO of L3 Technologies, and Chief Defence Scientist during the signing of the Strategic Alliance.
Media Release
26 September 2018

Defence technologies are set to take a big leap forward with a new strategic alliance between Defence Science and Technology (DST) and L3 Technologies.

Media Release
7 September 2018

Australian industry has developed a device capable of rapidly detecting homemade explosives, providing security agencies with a powerful tool against terrorism.

L3 Technologies Managing Director Alan Titheridge and Chief Defence Scientist, Alex Zelinsky with the newly signed strategic alliance
5 September 2018

DST has used Land Forces 2018 to extend its industry partnerships.

Media Release
30 August 2018

Technology using a pure sapphire crystal to accurately measure time has taken out the 2018 Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.