Research and Development

Accelerating from Concepts to Deployed Capabilities

We pursue research and development collaborations that harness the collective strengths of our three universities to accelerate the concept to deploy capability cycle in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, as well as other partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Our approach enables our universities to bring respective research strengths to bear to translate world-class research into competitive advantages for our nations.

Through our research collaborations, we aim to inform policymakers; accelerate technological development in respective defence departments, defence forces and defence industries; and enrich academia.


Our Priority Research Areas

Our research is aligned with, but not limited to, AUKUS-focused policy, statecraft, research and technology requirements and takes advantage of our universities’ expertise in key defence and security research areas. Areas of priority research focus include:

Advanced Cyber Security
Aerospace Medicine
Applied Military History
Artificial Intelligence
Climate Security
Competitive Statecraft
Critical Supply Chain
Defence Policy, Doctrine and Procurement
Deterrence Strategy and Practice
Electronic Warfare
Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing
Ethics and Leadership
Global Order and Grand Strategy
Human Performance, Protection and Behaviours
Hypersonic and Counter Hypersonic Measures

Information Warfare
Military Health
Mission Engineering
National Security Strategy
Nuclear Engineering
Power Generation and Control
Quantum Materials, Technologies and Computing
Regional Security
Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Machine Learning
Sensors, Communications, and Micro Electronics
Signal Processing and Data Fusion
Social Sciences
Undersea Capabilities