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Through our research activities, we produce ground-breaking and innovative science that supports Australia's defence and national security capabilities..

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An image of a man reading the Defence White Paper.
DST Group has representatives embedded in the White Paper team to contribute science & technology input to the paper, as well as to the Force Structure Review.
A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft from No. 2 Squadron taxis out from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, during Exercise Red Flag Alaska 12-2.
DST Group's contribution to the acquisition of the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) capability began with the tender process.
DST Group's Tom Stevens adjusts the OPAL communication algorithms.
Autonomous systems
OPAL is a self-healing communications network concept using autonomous mobile nodes that exchange with neighbouring nodes the status of the network’s health, and adjust their positions to ensure communications on the battlefield are not disrupted.
Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS)
Autonomous systems
Project LAND 129 Phase 4 is being developed for First Pass consideration in 2015.
A convoy of land vehicles drive across a desert.
Air, land and sea vehicles
Joint Project 2097 Phase 1B seeks to enhance two high priority Special Operations (SO) capabilities.
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence
CBRN
DST Group provides science and technology (S&T) support to improve the Australian Defence Force (ADF) chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence capability through the protection of personnel from the strategic, tactical and physiological impacts of exposure to toxic chemicals and materials and CBRN weapons.
Combat ration pack
Human science
DST Group supports the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in the science and technology (S&T) areas of food and nutrition, and in specialised food production.
Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Maitland (foreground) in formation during Exercise Kakadu.
Air, land and sea vehicles
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) operates 14 Armidale Class Patrol Boats (ACPBs).
Soldier combat ensemble
Human science
DST Group makes a vital contribution to the enhancement of the soldier combat ensemble through its role as a member of Diggerworks.
Field vehicles, trailers and modules capability
Air, land and sea vehicles
LAND 121 is acquiring over 7000 light, medium and heavy vehicles at a cost of over seven billion dollars.

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