Defence Science and Technology (DST) sponsors a portfolio of strategic research initiatives focussing on high impact priority areas for future Defence capability, the Strategic Research Investment (SRI) program. The Modelling Complex Warfighting (MCW) SRI was launched in 2017 as one of these initiatives with research plans and a timeline of five years.
Books and brochures
We publish several corporate books and brochures that highlight key projects and innovations.
The Small Business Innovation Research for Defence (SBIRD) program provides an opportunity for small to medium enterprises to undertake research projects which have the potential for future Defence application.
Defence Science and Technology is proud to release Fire Across the Desert: Woomera and the Anglo-Australian Joint Project 1946–1980 in a new digital format. Written by Peter Morton and first published in 1989, the 600 page history book is now accessible to a wider audience in multiple digital formats with the release of PDF (screen and high quality print), ePub and Kindle formats.
The Defence Cooperative Research Centre program is one of the major initiatives under the Next Generation Technologies Fund. Defence seeks to work with Australia’s research and development community to develop next generation technologies that have game-changing potential. This program will bring together a world-class team from across Australian academia, publicly funded research agencies and industry to engage in multi-disciplinary research and innovation.
The Grand Challenges program is one of the first and largest initiatives under the Next Generation Technologies Fund, managed by the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group. This program is designed to address tough Defence problems which can only be solved through innovative approaches requiring cross-disciplinary research across institutional and national boundaries.
Over the past 75 years, DST has made significant contributions, not only to the investigation of the causal factors behind many air accidents but it also to improvements in aviation safety, including the in-flight data recorder and the Tee Visual Approach Slope Indicator System (T-VASIS) international landing system.