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.
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN)
DST Group's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) research aims to effectively prevent, respond to and defend against CBRN attacks in military and civil environments.
We also develop methods to sustain military operations in CBRN environments.
Our research is required to meet Defence capability requirements for:
- properly trained and equipped forces for contamination avoidance of CBRN hazards
- protection of individuals, units and equipment from unavoidable CBRN hazards
- decontamination in order to restore operational capability.
Our supporting science disciplines include chemical and biological prediction, detection and protection techniques, dispersion effects, CBRN materials, and non-proliferation.