DSTO to trial new mine sweeping technology

A technology for mine sweeping using acoustic waves, called Infrasonic Advanced Acoustic Generator, has gone on trial with DSTO as part of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator program.
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Award for scientist behind troops' new combat ensemble

An Australian Army soldier from 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, demonstrates the Land 125 soldier combat ensemble at the Defence Materiel Organisation Land Engineering Agency proving ground test facilities in Monegeetta, Victoria, on 4 June 2015. Credit: Defence
Dr Mark Patterson has won the 2015 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for his significant contributions to meeting the increasing demands for the continued protection and wellbeing of Australian soldiers.