DST's Maritime Division provides technologies and scientific and technical (S&T) expertise to deliver the capability edge to the war fighter and enhance the operational performance and survivability of defence platforms in the maritime domain.
The division applies the latest naval technology, and undertakes analyses of the effects of their integration on the overall effectiveness of maritime systems.
Maritime Division helps the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to be a 'smart buyer' ensuring that future maritime systems, manned or unmanned, will meet Australia's operational requirements. It also works on platform life extension and reduction in the cost of ownership.
Maritime Division aims to be at the forefront of the application of S&T to maritime war fighting systems and operations. The S&T activities of the Division contribute to improving the operational availability, reliability and safety of existing maritime, air platforms, as well as reducing the vulnerability of these platforms.
There is an emphasis on ‘technology teaming’ within Maritime Division, with a strong outcome focus. Examples include submarine combat systems, stealth, autonomous systems, advanced propellers and propulsion systems, utilising cutting-edge naval technology.
Maritime Division aspires to be integral to the evolution of Navy, the partner of choice in the acquisition of maritime capabilities and recognised as world leading in niche areas of maritime S&T.