Welcome to DST Group

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

As part of the First Principles Review implementation, from 1 July 2015 the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has been renamed as the Defence Science and Technology Group. This change gives effect to the One Defence business model recommended in the First Principles Review.

Moving to the new title does not affect any current contracts, working arrangements or points of contact.

The name change will be progressively implemented on this website and other communications material over the coming months.

DST and the US Air Force Research Laboratory completed an experimental hypersonic flight out of the Woomera Test Range in South Australia.
DST and the US Air Force Research Laboratory successfully completed an experimental hypersonic flight.
(L-R) Mr Rob Hickey (QUT), Mr Jeff Connolly (Siemens), Mr Wyatt Roy MP (Assistant Innovation Minister), Prof Carol Dickenson (QUT) and Mr Robert Jarvis (DST).
A three-way research agreement has seen Siemens Germany deliver a prototype high temperature superconducting (HTS) motor.
Brice Mitchell was the Science and Technology Liaison Officer within the Australian National Headquarters, in the Middle East Region.
Over the last decade more than 200 Defence scientists have been deployed to support Australian military operations.
The DST investigation group (L-R) Jennie Clothier, Michael Grant, Jeremy Anderson, Russell Connell, Kelvin Bramley, Dale Quinn and Simon Walsh (AFP).
Five Defence scientists have been honoured by the AFP for their specialist assistance during the investigation into the MH17 disaster.
DST Honorary Fellow Dr Lincoln Erm and Dr Soon-Kong Lee observe a generic submarine model's wake.
DST researchers study flow characteristics around modern submarine geometries to improve their understanding of these complex flow phenomena.
F/A-18 fighter jets
DST has developed a new fatigue monitoring algorithm that has shown Australia’s F/A-18 fighter jets are less fatigued then we had thought.
Huon received the DST Early Career Achievement award at a ceremony in Canberra in December 2015.
Defence Researcher Huon Bornstein was awarded the DST Group Early Career Achievement Award for his work on Armour Mechanics and Vehicle Survivability.
DST delegates Chris Wiren and Kate Foster during a session at Science Meets Parliament on March 1 and 2.
Five intrepid Defence scientists agreed that the recent 16th Annual Science Meets Parliament event at Parliament House was a stimulating experience.


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