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  1. Advisory board for defence science and technology - 21 November, 2008

    Dr Allan Hawke

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, today announced the formation of a science and technology advisory board to support the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO).

  2. A fish tank for future submarines - 21 November, 2008

    Underwater test facility

    A new underwater test facility was launched today at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Melbourne by the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel.

  3. Defence scientists receive international awards - 21 November, 2008

    Thirty Australian defence scientists and military personnel have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to international defence technology projects during 2007 and 2008.

  4. Investing in Future Defence Technology - 17 November, 2008

    Innovative defence science technology will now be given a greater hand to become operational reality, through a new Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) program, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, announced today.

  5. New technology to neutralise improvised explosive devices - 30 October, 2008

    SPIKER is a remotely controlled tracked vehicle which deploys a number of different devices, including explosives, to render IEDs safe.

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, today unveiled a new robot called SPIKER designed to counter improvised explosive devices (IED).

  6. Smart bombs score another hit in extended range tests - 15 October, 2008

    The underside of the Australian developed Extended Range wing kit

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, today announced the successful testing of the Joint Direct Attack Munition - Extended Range (JDAM-ER) weapon which will enable the RAAF to deploy strike weapons more safely and effectively.

  7. Closer Defence Science cooperation with European allies - 3 October, 2008

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon Warren Snowdon MP, this week reinforced the collaborative ties between the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the United Kingdom and France in science and technology (S&T) research.

  8. Detecting new generation radar from Coogee beach - 10 September, 2008

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is conducting an international experiment in Sydney this week to develop technology for detecting new generation radar systems.

  9. New Chief Defence Scientist announced - 5 September, 2008

    Professor Robert Clark with his Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science.

    Professor Robert G. Clark has been appointed Chief Defence Scientist, the Minister for Defence Science & Personnel, the Hon.Warren Snowdon MP, has announced.

  10. DSTO renews industry alliance with IBM - 5 September, 2008

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has renewed an important Industry Alliance agreement with IBM for a further three years, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon Warren Snowdon MP, announced today.

  11. Defence expertise saves $400 million on Hornet Upgrade - 4 September, 2008

    DSTO's Geoff Swanton and Loris Molent with the F/A 18 centre barrel rig.

    Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) have the potential to save the Defence Budget more than $400 million.

  12. Defence Offers Science Cadetships for Indigenous Students - 21 August, 2008

    The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP Minister for Defence Science and Personnel

    Defence will fund three cadetships worth more than $300,000 over five years for Indigenous students to undertake full-time tertiary studies in science, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, announced today.

  13. Infrared Imaging Wins DSTO Eureka Prize - 21 August, 2008

    Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon presents the DSTO Eureka Prize to Prof. Lorenzo Faraone of the University of Western Australia Microelectronics Research Group

    The University of Western Australia has won the inaugural Eureka Prize for “Outstanding Science in support of Defence or National Security” sponsored by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).

  14. India Sweeps Up Australian Defence Technology - 19 August, 2008

    Chris Jenkins CEO of Thales Australia presents royalty cheque to Warren Snowdon, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel.

    The Australian Minesweeping System, developed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), has scored another export success with India being the latest to acquire the innovative system that protects ships from underwater mines.

  15. Harbour Security a Priority For New Defence Research Facility - 19 August, 2008

    At the opening of the DSTO Sydney research facility are Minister for Defence Science & Personnel Warren Snowdon, Indian High Comr. Mrs Sujatha Singh, Chief Defence Scientist Dr Ian Sare, NSW Aboriginal Affairs Minister Paul Lynch and CDRE Ian Middleton.

    Safeguarding the Australian harbours and port facilities from terrorist threats will be the focus of new research by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Sydney, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, said today.

  16. Defence Minister visits DSTO Edinburgh - 15 August, 2008

    The Minister for Defence, the Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, made his first official visit to the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Edinburgh, north of Adelaide, today.

  17. DSTO Scholarships encourage career in Defence science - 15 August, 2008

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has awarded scholarships with a total value of $47,000 to 19 university students in South Australia, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP announced today.

  18. Blast-proof Buildings on the Drawing Board - 7 August, 2008

    A new collaborative research program between the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the University of Adelaide will lead to better protection of buildings against bomb attacks, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, announced today.

  19. Intelligence system worth examining - 23 June, 2008

    Ron Fisher, Managing Director of Raytheon Australia (left), and Dr Ian Sare, Acting Chief Defence Scientist, DSTO, after signing the agreement at Raytheon Australia’s corporate headquarters in Canberra.

  20. Reconfirmed Australia-US Defence Science Alliance - 20 June, 2008

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, today reaffirmed the importance of military research collaboration between Australia and the United States.

  21. Australian Innovation to Drive Defence Capability - 20 June, 2008

    The Australian National University will develop light-weight transportable solar panels based on SLIVER cell technology under funding received via the Capability & Technology Demonstrator Program.

    Australian companies and universities will share $21.5 million in the latest round of defence capability development funding, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP announced recently.

  22. Equipping the soldier of the future - 30 May, 2008

    WO2 Brett Corney wearing the DMO LAND125 new body armour suit.

    Politicians sampled Special Forces ration packs at a Defence Science and Technology showcase at Parliament House, hosted by the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP.

  23. Collaboration the key to future Defence science - 28 May, 2008

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, met with National Executive members of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council to discuss future strategic collaborations between the Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) and industry.

  24. BUDGET 2008-09 - 15 May, 2008

    Research Funding to Maintain Defence Capability Edge in Australia

  25. DSTO at CeBIT Australia 2008 - 5 May, 2008

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation will have a significant presence at CeBIT Australia 2008.

  26. DSTO and University Of Queensland Create a Hypersonic Chair - 2 May, 2008

    Missiles 10 times faster than todays and troops deployed to the other side of the world in just a few hours are all part of the hypersonic future being developed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the University of Queensland (UQ).

  27. DSTO scientists meet parliament - 4 April, 2008

    Seven scientists travelled to Parliament from DSTO sites around Australia.

    Seven DSTO scientists had the opportunity in March to spend a couple of days learning about the political imperatives for the Australian defence science program.

  28. Soldiers and athletes go for gold - 4 April, 2008

    Army Sgt Dan Cross, who demonstrated DSTO's soldier performance monitoring equipment, with Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Sport, the Hon. Kate Ellis MP, and Chief Defence Scientist Roger Lough

    Australian soldiers will benefit from the same programs as elite athletes under a new collaborative approach led by DSTO and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

  29. New rations for hot weather - 4 April, 2008

    Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon talks about with DSTO nutrition scientists Chris Forbes-Ewan, Gulay Mann and Mark Patterson about the importance of climate-tailored rations at the recent Frontiers of Human Performance workshop,

    Keeping energy levels high in hot weather is set to become easier for Australian soldiers following the development of a hot weather ration pack by DSTO.

  30. A Robot Watchdog to Sniff out Radiation - 28 March, 2008

    RASP at work

    Australian scientists have developed a prototype remote-controlled robotic vehicle to detect radiation, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, The Hon. Warren Snowdon, announced today.

  31. Top-notch technology for the sports field and battle field - 13 March, 2008

    Australian sports people in Beijing and Australian soldiers in Afghanistan will use the same technologies under a new collaboration established by the Federal Government.

  32. High energy food for hot weather soldiers - 13 March, 2008

    Beef jerky and energy bars are set to revolutionise the ration pack for Australian soldiers serving in hot climates, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon announced today.

  33. Advances in C4I – An Australian Perspective - 18 February, 2008

    Chief Defence Scientist Dr Roger Lough delivered a presentation to international defence representatives at the C4I Asia conference, held in Singapore on 18 February 2008.