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Australia’s defence and security priorities are the focus of Curtin’s defence-related research in asset sustainment, geopolitical security, electronic warfare and human performance.

Our research expertise can solve complex defence and security challenges. Our strengths lie in a versatile network of academics with skills and experience in the defence sector – an invaluable asset to partners looking to address emerging challenges, such as digitising the defence workforce and building capacity in situational awareness and communications.

Our research is underpinned by strong relationships with key government and industry groups, including the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), Australian Government Department of Defence, ASC, Defence Science Centre, the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), Lockheed Martin Space Systems and NASA.

As the risk of severe weather events increases, we’re also developing programs to support Australia’s enhanced focus on disaster relief and emergency response.