UNSW Defence Research Institute

DRI UNSW

Securing Australia’s Future 

The UNSW Defence Research Institute (DRI) is headquartered in Canberra. We unify UNSW’s defence-related research capabilities with global academic and industry partnerships to develop and deliver ground-breaking defence and security capabilities.  

We build solid and lasting partnerships with Defence and defence industries around the world. Our mission is to deliver the best defence research to enhance Australia’s security. We also share our knowledge with global policymakers and across academia, government and industry. 

The DRI plays a critical role in enhancing UNSW’s already enviable defence reputation by galvanising our research clusters across the university’s Sydney and Canberra campuses. We advance Australia’s global capabilities through education, innovation and engagement. 

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The DRI delivers across operational areas as diverse as Autonomous Systems, Hypersonics, Sensors and Space. Our UNSW Defence Capability Portfolio showcases our defence research and technology excellence across academia, government, industry and policy.  

We translate our knowledge into direct impacts to transform Australian and global societies.  

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UNSW Defence Research Institute 

E: info@dri.unsw.edu.au 

W: dri.unsw.edu.au

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