Australia’s DST announces weapons technology partnership

07 March 2018

The Australian Department of Defence’s research and development arm – the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group – has announced a partnership with industry and academia to develop new weapons technologies.

The DST Group said on 6 March that the so-called Collaborative and Cognitive Weapons (C2W) programme would assist the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to “effectively defend assets and minimise collateral damage during targeted attacks”.

It added that the C2W programme is being led by defence researcher Ninh Duong. “This exciting new technology that we are developing for the ADF will provide the capability to neutralise the enemy while protecting friendly forces nearby,” Duong said.

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