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  1. DSTO and RMIT to commercialise optical modulator technology - 19 December, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the RMIT University will further develop and commercialise optical modulator technology under a new collaborative agreement which could help establish an Australian export industry.

  2. DSTO and Saab extend interaction to virtual environments and network centric warfare - 9 December, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Saab Systems have agreed to share information in a number of key areas including virtual environments, network centric warfare (NCW) and tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAV).

  3. DSTO and NICTA sign agreement on ICT commercialisation - 9 December, 2003

    National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA) and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) have entered into an Umbrella Collaborative Research and Commercialisation Agreement under which they will conduct joint research in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) field.

  4. DSTO and Army look back to the future - 5 December, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Australian Army will study a selected number of historical battles and other past engagements to frame and develop Future Warfighting Concepts.

  5. DSTO's wise move with new 'Blue Owl' surveillance technology - 25 November, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and industry partner Daronmont Technologies have entered into a licensing agreement for the commercial development of a state-of-the-art wideband radio frequency spectrum and signal analyser for defence applications.

  6. Projects To Equip Our Soldiers of the Future - 25 November, 2003

    The personal power generation system (Generette) developed by Tectonica Australia

    Defence Minister Robert Hill today unveiled two innovative Defence industry proposals for equipment that will enhance the safety and fighting capability of the soldier of the future.

  7. DSTO scientists making their mark in amphibious games - 31 October, 2003

    Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) are playing a key role in a major land-based Defence exercise, 'Headmark 03', designed to test the Navy's future maritime operational concepts.

  8. Combat Clothing Expert Wins Science Award - 10 October, 2003

    Graeme Egglestone (DSTO) discusses “rain wear” with a client

    Defence Minister Robert Hill today presented the 2002 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science to Graeme Egglestone of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation for developing a range of innovative combat clothing for Australian soldiers.

  9. DSTO reaches milestone in aircraft testing - 2 September, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) today celebrated the completion of a four-year full-scale fatigue test of the empennage (the rear section of the aircraft structure) of the P3-C Orion Aircraft.

  10. DSTO's 'Armchair Warrior' set to boost Australia's defence capabilities - 2 September, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) today began the third in a series of trials known as 'Armchair Warrior' aimed at readying the Airborne Early Warning and Control system (AEW&C) for service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 2007.

  11. DSTO opens new research facility to help 'Wedgetail' fly - 2 September, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) today launched a major new research facility known as the Mission Systems Research Centre (MSRC) at its Edinburgh location, north of Adelaide.

  12. Defence Minister Unveils Advanced Airborne Surveillance System - 1 September, 2003

    Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill, briefs the media on the DSTO developed Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Test Bed (ISRTB)

    A new leading edge surveillance system has today been trialled in a commercial aircraft developed as a testbed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

  13. NASA tests Australian insect vision aircraft - 29 August, 2003

    DSTO's Dr Javaan Chahl

    Australian researchers will travel to the United States this week to demonstrate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) featuring information processing technology drawn from insects and that may be included in future Martian aerial probes.

  14. Soldier's take-away meal is no fast food - 18 August, 2003

    Students visiting the Australian Science Festival in Canberra this week will be able to check out the take-away meal soldiers get when they're on active duty in the field. They will meet a real soldier dressed for combat and learn what soldiers eat to stay fighting fit.

  15. National Science Week sees new R&D initiative - 18 August, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Australia largest Defence contractor, Tenix, will formalise a 15-year relationship during National Science Week and at Australia's premier science festival.

  16. DSTO Research Library opens its doors to industry - 14 August, 2003

    DSTO's Dr D. (Nanda) Nandagopal and Dr Lincoln Wood, Engineering Director, BAE SYSTEMS Australia.

    In a landmark agreement the research library facilities of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) are being made available to defence industry.

  17. Defence scientists appeal to public to find missing equipment - 8 August, 2003

    The Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) has appealed to the Northern Territory's general public for help in finding an important piece of scientific equipment that has gone missing sometime between July 13 and July 23 off Gunn Point, near Darwin during a recent experimental trial.

  18. MEDIA ALERT - View the bottom of Sydney Harbour through hi-tech eyes - 7 August, 2003

    One of the most advanced seabed-mapping tools in the world will be unveiled for a demonstration on Sydney Harbour on Tuesday 12 August 2003.

  19. Computer Animation Could Predict Spinal Injuries - 29 July, 2003

    Dr. Vladimir Ivancevic (right)

    A new 3-D animated mathematical model of the human spine developed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) promises to be the most accurate predictor yet of injury to the spine and associated neuro-muscular tissues.

  20. DSTO awards scholarships - 25 July, 2003

    Scholarship Recipients

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has awarded annual scholarships to students from the University of South Australia.

  21. DSTO plans unique test phase to model new era Defence C1 communications satellite - 23 June, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is planning a detailed testing phase of the recently launched Optus and Defence C1 communications satellite to allow modelling of its characteristics to support future R&D.

  22. Scientists look to nature in planning future aircraft - 5 June, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Australian National University (ANU) are drawing on nature in a project to develop techniques for automatic flight manoeuvres with possible applications in unmanned aerial vehicles.

  23. DSTO and Cisco Form Industry Alliance - 8 May, 2003

    DSTO and Cisco form industry alliance The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and private sector company Cisco Systems have signed an industry alliance agreement that will enhance information sharing in a number of areas key to Australia's defence, including cyber security and mobile communications.

  24. DSTO to begin PA10 evaluation of electronic warfare self protection - 29 April, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is to soon begin laboratory trials of new United States electronic warfare self protection (EWSP) equipment, the results of which will have application on Australian Defence Force platforms.

  25. Addressing the national shortfall in microwave radar and photonics expertise - 17 March, 2003

    DSTO and the University of Adelaide aim to address the national shortfall in microwave radar and photonics expertise.

  26. BattleModel - Australia's secret weapon - 10 February, 2003

    A powerful simulation tool developed jointly by the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) and KESEM International is proving to be an invaluable tool in protecting Australia against terrorism and other potential threats.

  27. Missile Seeker Jammed by DSTO-built laser - 10 February, 2003

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has successfully tested the first Australian-built multi-band solid-state laser capable of jamming infrared (IR) missile seekers. This technology aims to ensure maximum protection for future Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft from current and next generation missile threats.