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 Trailblazer: Concept to Sovereign Capability (CSC)

The University of Adelaide, in partnership with the University of New South Wales, has been selected to assist the country’s economic recovery under the Trailblazer Universities Program.

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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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