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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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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.
Australian Army soldier Signaller Liam McInerney of the 7th Combat Signals Regiment, monitors the battle management system in the joint operations room during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013, Queensland.
Information systems
LAND 75 is a multi-phased project to provide the Australian Army with a Battlefield Command Support System (BCSS) and networked Battle Management Systems (BMS).
maritime platforms
Electronic warfare
SEA 1442 is a multi-phase project to provide a maritime communications and information exchange architecture to meet the Australian Defence Force (ADF) requirements for Network Centric Warfare (NCW) in the maritime environment.
Battlespace communications systems
Electronic warfare
A modern communications network infrastructure is a key enabler for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Men using GPS equipment in front of a helicopter
Electronic warfare

JP 9380 "Assured PNT in a Contested Environment" aims to provide assured positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capability to the Australian Defence Force.

Terrestrial communications
Information systems
JP 2047 is a multi-phased project to maintain and improve the Defence networked communications infrastructure.
An image of a man sitting in front of a computer screen.
JP 2068 is a multi-phased proposal to progressively develop a survivable Defence Network Operation Centre capability, which will enable Defence to more effectively manage, monitor and secure its major communications networks and information systems.
Several satellite dishes.
Information systems
Satellites provide the primary means of long range communications for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
DST scientists working with electronics.
Electronic warfare
DST Group has supported the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to establish Force Protection capabilities to defeat the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) via JP 154 Phase 1.
Soldiers board a C-130J aircraft in Timor Leste.
Electronic warfare
AIR 5416 (Phase 4B2) will provide additional Electronic Warfare Self-Protection (EWSP) for the C-130J aircraft through the installation of a directed infrared countermeasure system - the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system.