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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.
The exoskeleton fitted to a manekin.
Some soldiers carry in excess of 85 kg of mission-essential personal equipment. This load can cause fatigue and injury and impact a soldier’s performance.
Front row (L-R): Students Vincent Bachtier, Samiul Amin, Ben Steer and Kyle Hardman. Back row (L-R) Dr Graham Morton (UNSW), Dr Todd Mansell (DST Group) and Glenn Frankish (Lockheed Martin).
Five university students competed for a Student Innovation Prize aimed at developing a trusted autonomous system.
L-R: Assistant Minister for Defence Mr Stuart Robert, Chief Defence Scientist (Australia) Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist (Singapore) Professor Quek Tong Boon, Second Minister for Defence Mr Lui Tuck Yew
Australia and Singapore today signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in defence science and technology.
Image of a human hand reaching for a key within a computer generated environment
Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has outlined key priorities for the future of cybersecurity research in Australia.
DST Group logo
As part of the First Principles Review implementation, from 1 July 2015 the DSTO has been renamed as the Defence Science and Technology Group.
A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet in flight with two JDAM-ER 500lb bombs and two Time Space Position Information pods.
A significant milestone has been achieved with the delivery of the first production set of Australian designed and manufactured JDAM-ER wing kits.
Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky (right) demonstrates the new counter improvised explosive device (IED) equipment to (from L-R) Senator for Western Australia the Hon Linda Reynolds, Minister for Defence the Hon Kevin Andrews and Ambassador for the Embassy of Afghanistan, H.E Nasir A. Andisha.
A significant step toward defeating the threat of improvised explosive devices has been achieved through collaboration between Defence and Industry.
Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, Commander of the US Navy 7th Fleet in conversation with CDS Dr Alex Zelinsky (right) and Brendon Anderson, Head DSTO Hydrodynamics.
Five DSTO papers were delivered last week in Yokohama at the Maritime and Systems Technology (MAST) Asia conference, the first ever defence event held in Japan.