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The Defence and Security Institute plays a key role in the Australian capabilities essential to our nation’s defence, security, and prosperity.

We are committed to ensuring that the University of Adelaide builds and maintains the research skills, infrastructure, commercialisation and knowledge transfer abilities required to continue contributing to the defence of our nation.

Upcoming events

27

Jun

CADR-RAS Webinar: Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lab at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW)

This webinar will be on Thursday 27 June 2024 from 10.00am - 11.00am (Australian Central Standard Time) around the activity of "Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lab at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW)” presented by Professor Matt Garratt, School of Engineering and Technology, University of New South Wales and Anselm Fatiaki, Deputy Program Leader – Land Autonomy, DSTG

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Latest news from the Institute

Human integrated sensor system program

Sometimes it is not possible to identify in advance if there are chemical or biological agents present in an area.

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Drone-borne gamma ray sensors

In a CBRN attack, our defence forces must be able to accurately assess a battle space for radiation and other toxic substances.

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Simultaneous location and mapping in autonomous vehicles

Robotic and autonomous vehicles are valuable defence assets as they can undertake operations which present increased risks to personnel, such as entering contested or contaminated areas where they can gather information, or act as relay points for communication systems.

Read more about Simultaneous location and mapping in autonomous vehicles

From the Newsroom

29

Nov

Undergraduate places support nuclear-powered future

The University of Adelaide has today, Wednesday 29 November, received Federal Government commitment to fund the training of hundreds more domestic undergraduate students to join the defence workforce of the future.

24

Oct

South Australian researchers join forces with global defence consortium

The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia have joined five leading universities in the United Kingdom and United States to support the AUKUS alliance.

3

Oct

Sovereign radar expertise is focus for new centre

A new Centre at the University of Adelaide for research into high-frequency (HF) radar technology will play a critical role in the nation’s safety and prosperity.

14

Feb

Trailblazer defence program formalised

The Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability program has taken another step in being formalised with the conditions of grant being finalised and the announcement of the board members.

28

Oct

Defence specialist leads Trailblazer

A leading defence industry specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector has been appointed as Executive Director of the Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability.

6

Jul

Cutting-edge laser technology focus for research centre

A new centre at the University of Adelaide will focus on further developing the latest laser technology needed to keep Australia and its allies safe from emerging military threats.

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