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Our world-class researchers work in partnership with defence and industry to develop innovative technologies that help give our Australian Defence Force a real edge.

From submarine technology and satellite communications to the health and wellbeing of Australians serving overseas, our research helps build the nation’s defence.

Featured projects

Read about some of our defence projects and the impact these have on our nation's economic prosperity and national security.

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Key research areas

The breadth of our defence research is enormous, with capabilities and expertise ranging across a broad range of disciplines.

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Defence capabilities

An open invitation to partner with the University of Adelaide.

“Australia will have tremendous opportunities for greater prosperity and development over the coming decades, but at the same time will face complex security challenges and greater uncertainty in our strategic environment… The Indo-Pacific is in a period of unprecedented transformation as the distribution of economic and political power shifts to our region.” - 2016 Defence White Paper

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Research impact stories

Protecting people in the front-line

Developing technology to support people in high stress situations boosts their effectiveness and reduces potential harm.

Dragonfly technology provides pinpoint accuracy and super speed

Imagine a world powered by predictive artificial vision and machine learning.

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