The innovative application of science & technology

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Defence Science and Technology supports the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) by providing technical and scientific advice based on good scientific practice, is independent, unbiased, transparent and timely. The technical solutions we develop are used across the spectrum of defence operations.

We are a business unit of the NZDF, with our main facility located at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland and staff based at HQNZDF, Wellington.

IMAGE: DST Scientists conducting a land-based ice detection trial at Tasman Lake to test key components and methodology of a full scale future ice detection trial. 

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