The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is a branch of the Australian Department of Defence which researches and develops technologies for use in the Australian defence industry.
DSTO is the Australian Government’s lead agency charged with applying science and technology to protect and defend Australia and its national interests. It supports Australia's defence by investigating future technologies for defence applications, advising on the purchase of defence equipment, developing new defence capabilities, and enhancing existing systems. Headed by the Chief Defence Scientist, DSTO has an annual budget of approximately $300 million and employs about 2300 staff, predominantly scientists, engineers, IT specialists and technicians.
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