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The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is part of Australia's Department of Defence. It is the second largest public-funded R&D organisation in Australia.

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DSTO is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative technology solutions for Defence and national security.
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Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has launched the Forward 2035: DSTO Foresight Study at the National Press Club in Canberra.
The Hon Stuart Robert MP Assistant Minister for Defence met with a delegation from Singapore including Singapore's Chief Defence Scientist Mr Quek Tong Boon and MAJGEN (Ret'd) Ng Chee Khern
Increasing the number of joint Australia-Singapore Defence science & technology projects was discussed during a high-level meeting between both countries.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert at the Land Forces 2014 event.
DSTO is to pitch ten innovative technologies to industry for development or commercialisation at the Land Forces 2014 event.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert (centre) with Brigadier Darren Naumann and Dr Simon Oldfield during the sod turning ceremony at Fishermans Bend.
The Australian Government is investing $41 million to upgrade facilities and research capabilities at DSTO, Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, presenting the award to Mr Tim Lyons.
Technology to increase the chances of surviving helicopter accidents at sea has won the 2014 DSTO Eureka Prize.
L-R, Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert, Mr Tan Peng Yam, the Chief Executive of Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky at Parliament House, Canberra.
The Assistant Minister for Defence has discussed closer cooperation with Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency.
An image of the Defence Innovation Forum
DSTO and the Defence Capability Development Group have hosted the inaugural Defence Innovation Forum.
The cover of DSTO's Nulka publication
The Minister for Defence has announced First Pass approval to update the Nulka Active Missile Decoy launch capability.


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