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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.
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.
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DSTO and UNSW are co-hosting the inaugural Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) in July this year.
A crowd of representatives from Defence, industry and academia at DSTO Edinburgh for Partnerships Week 2015.
DSTO has opened its doors to industry and academia to showcase innovative technologies being developed to give the ADF a capability edge.
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).