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  1. $82 Million Boost For Defence Materials Capability - 20 December, 2007

    Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel and Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, today announced the establishment of an $82 million Defence Materials Technology Centre – to drive innovation in Defence technology.

  2. $82 Million boost for Defence Materials capability - 20 December, 2007

    Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel and Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, today announced the establishment of an $82 million Defence Materials Technology Centre – to drive innovation in Defence technology.

  3. Adelaide Research Collaboration To Benefit Defence - 28 November, 2007

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the University of Adelaide have signed a new Strategic Alliance Agreement.

  4. ADF To Benefit From Australian Explosives Study Centre - 28 November, 2007

    Signing ceremony

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Adelaide-based Flinders University today announced the establishment of a new research centre to study explosives and other energetic materials.

  5. Army Chief Launches Land Warfare Conference - 24 October, 2007

    The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Peter Leahy, today launched the annual Land Warfare Conference in Adelaide, saying the contribution of science and industry was vital to ensure that the Army could continue with its combat operations in the field and further develop the larger Hardened and Networked Army

  6. Defence To Benefit From Emerging Technologies - 18 October, 2007

    Prototype Flexible Integrated Energy Device - Image Courtesy CSIRO

    Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Roger Lough, announced last night that eight proposals have been selected under the latest funding round for the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program.

  7. Individual Protection Experts Meet In Melbourne - 17 October, 2007

    Leading researchers in individual protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats converged on Melbourne today for the inaugural Individual Protective Equipment Conference (IPE 2007).

  8. New Facilities Boost Australian Defence Science - 29 August, 2007

    Dr David Warren and Mr Peter Lindsay

    The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Mr Peter Lindsay, today officially opened a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Melbourne complex.

  9. National Science Award for Expert in Aircraft Corrosion - 29 August, 2007

    Dr Bruce Hinton

    The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Mr Peter Lindsay, today presented a national science award to Dr Bruce Hinton for his outstanding achievement in preventing and controlling corrosion in the Australian Defence Force aircraft fleet.

  10. DSTO Sponsoring Category in Australian Museum Eureka Prizes - 22 August, 2007

    Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) will sponsor a new defence science category in the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Mr Peter Lindsay, said today.

  11. New Light On Dealing With Dirty Bomb Effects - 21 August, 2007

    DSTO Scientists demonstrate extracting material from a brick wall to measure radiation levels after exposure using luminesence techniques

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is researching the use of a novel technique to deal with the after-effects of incidents involving a dirty bomb.

  12. Soldier safety starts with shocking pictures - 20 August, 2007

    Gelatine torso placed into position

    A current study by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) into the different effects of small arms fire will help to improve the safety of Australian soldiers, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Mr Peter Lindsay said today.

  13. Innovation Drives Future Defence Capability - 15 August, 2007

    The establishment of a Defence Future Capability Technology Centre is a step closer, with applications for participation open from today, with a final decision to be taken before the end of the year.

  14. Defence Future Capability Technology Centre To Be Established - 2 August, 2007

    A call for proposals to set up a Defence Future Capability Technology Centre (DFCTC) in 2008 will be made later this month according to the Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Roger Lough, at the Defence Watch Briefing, held in Canberra today.

  15. The Future Is Now: Technology Challenges For Australia's Defence Force - 2 August, 2007

    Chief Defence Scientist, Roger Lough

    Chief Defence Scientist Dr Roger Lough delivered a major speech to industry representatives at the Defence Watch Briefing held in Canberra on 2 Aug 07.

  16. New Home For Canberra’s Defence Scientists - 10 July, 2007

  17. High speed success at Woomera - 15 June, 2007

    TALOS rocket carrying the HyCAUSE scramjet experimental payload lifts off the launch pad at Woomera

    Australias Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has successfully launched one of the worlds fastest air-breathing engine experiments, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Mr Peter Lindsay announced.

  18. Defence Science And Innovation On Display In Wollongong - 30 May, 2007

    DSTO holographic display

    The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Peter Lindsay, has announced an innovative display showcasing Australian defence science achievements at the Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium.

  19. DSTO Awards Scholarships to Six South Australian Students - 3 May, 2007

    Six students from the University of South Australia have been awarded Scholarships in Engineering and Information Technology by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Mr Peter Lindsay MP, announced today.

  20. DSTO Technologies Improve Information Flow in the Field - 3 May, 2007

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is developing two new technologies that will assist the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to maintain its capability edge in the information age, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Peter Lindsay MP, announced today.

  21. DSTO Brisbane - open for business - 13 April, 2007

    Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter

    The opening of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation facility in Brisbane will add a new dimension to Defence engagement with Queensland, particularly in smart and future technologies.

  22. Joint Maritime Surveillance do-able with Unmanned Aerial System - 22 March, 2007

    North West Shelf Unmanned Aerial System Trial Report

    The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Mr Peter Lindsay, today released a public report on the outcomes of the North West Shelf Unmanned Aerial System Trial conducted by Defence late last year.

  23. DSTO And BAE Systems extend Research and Development Alliance - 22 March, 2007

    Dr Roger Lough signs the Strategic Research and Development Alliance agreement

    A new five year Strategic Research and Development Alliance agreement between the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and BAE Systems Australia Ltd is expected to boost defence science and technology in Australia in a number of focus areas.

  24. Joint Decision Support & Simulation Centre - Canberra - 19 March, 2007

    Joint Decision Support and Simulation Centre

    Defence will be establishing the prototype of a Joint Decision Support and Simulation Centre (JDSSC) at Fairbairn, Canberra, in August 2007.

  25. Physics scholarships awarded - 21 February, 2007

    Two undergraduate students from Sydney and Canberra were awarded the DSTO/AIP Physics Scholarship by Deputy Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Nanda Nandagopal at a function in Melbourne this week.