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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.
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.
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DSTO and UNSW are co-hosting the inaugural Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) in July this year.
L-R: Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Israeli Real Admiral Ophir Shoham and Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, has met with a defence research delegation from Israel to discuss areas of mutual interest.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet takes off ahead of conducting an aerial display during the Australian International Airshow.
A collaborative research program between DSTO and the US Navy has resulted in upgrades to the radar warning receiver in the F/A-18F Super Hornets.
Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky (left) and Airbus Group Australia Pacific Managing Director Dr Jens Goennemann (right) holding the newly signed strategic alliance.
DSTO has formed a new strategic alliance with Airbus Group Australia Pacific Ltd (AGAP).
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DSTO has collaborated to help collect sophisticated satellite imagery during the recent Adelaide Hills bushfire.
Cover of DSTO Annual Review 2013-14
DSTO has released a new publication covering its research highlights and activities for 2013-14.
Dr Bob Mathews accepting his award at The Hague. Photo courtesy of Henry Arvidsson/OPCW.
DSTO’s Dr Bob Mathews has been awarded the OPCW-The Hague award from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.