The evolution of the next generation rifle prototype

DRDC has worked with Colt Canada and the Canadian Army since 2009 on an evolving weapon prototype to develop a powerful and versatile next generation rifle for the Canadian Armed Forces | Video Gallery

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is the national leader in defence and security science and technology.

As an agency of Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND), DRDC provides DND, the Canadian Armed Forces and other government departments as well as the public safety and national security communities, the knowledge and technological advantage needed to defend and protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad.

Science and Technology

Find out about our areas of expertise and current science and technology projects creating a positive impact for the Canadian Armed Forces.


Our wealth of expertise and specialized facilities make us a destination-of-choice for collaborative partnerships with industry, academia and government.

Research Centres

Address and contact information for all eight of our research centres.


Read official publications or access our defence research reports database containing over 60 years of reports.