Minister for Defence - Defence scientist appointed to lead Lockheed Martin’s new research facility

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

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  • Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s office) 0429 531 143
  • Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

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2 August 2016

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne today congratulated Defence Science and Technology Group senior executive Dr Tony Lindsay on his appointment as director of Lockheed Martin’s new Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR Lab) in Melbourne.

Dr Lindsay is one of Australia’s pre-eminent Defence scientists and is currently Chief of the DST Group’s National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division.

“Dr Lindsay has had a distinguished 28 year career with DST Group and will bring a wealth of knowledge and insight into his new role,’’ Minister Payne said.

“His appointment is a testament to his leadership in his field and demonstrates the high regard in which DST Group is held within the defence industry.’’

Lockheed Martin will invest $13 million in the lab over the next three years to further study areas including hypersonics, autonomy, robotics and command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Dr Lindsay will finish with DST Group in October before beginning his role with Lockheed later in the year.

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Defence Minister’s office – Henry Budd 0429 531 143

Defence Media – (02) 6127 1999

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