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Chapter 13

I Colonial Origins

II First World War

III Between The World Wars

IV The Second World War

V Post-second World War

VI After The Joint Project
i Change at Salsbury and Woomera
ii An Australian Empire
iii Multi-National Collaboration
iv Re-Organisation
v Applied Research in the 70s and 80s
vi Armour
vii Organic Materials
viii Aeronautics
ix Surveillance, Detection and Information

VII Science And Decisions At The Top

VIII Armed Services Technology

IX New Tasks And Projects

X Transfer Of Research And Development

XI Acknowledgement



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Multi-National Collaboration

For some years, the United States, Britain and Canada had maintained co-operative programmes under the 'Sub Committee on Non Atomic Research and Development (NAMRAD)'. In 1967, Australia was invited to join and the name was changed to 'The Technical Co-operation Program (TTCP)'. The newly appointed Chief Defence Scientist, H. A. Wills, became the Australian representative and with his now closer participation in Defence policies, was able to arrange a flow of information from overseas, and consequent co-operative programmes.

Later, as part of the program, Australian scientists were integrated with overseas workers in 'Sub-Groups' dealing with such topics as Undersea Warfare, Electronic Warfare. Aeronautics, Materials, Explosives and Ammunition, Infra-red, and Electro-optics. The contribution of the Australians was such that there was a considerable release of data to them, which made new projects possible and placed further strain on the separation of the policy-forming Chief Defence Scientist and the laboratory management.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Technical Co-operation Program (T.T.C.P.)

People in Bright Sparcs - Wills, H. A.

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