Defence Research and Development Canada

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.

A Canadian Armed Forces soldier completes the CAN LEAP course

Defence Research and Development Canada’s CANadian Load Effects Assessment Program (CAN LEAP) course is used to test and evaluate impact of soldier clothing and equipment on performance.

A Canadian Armed Forces soldier completes the CAN LEAP course

Defence and Security S&T Strategy

Defence and Security S&T Strategy

The Department of National Defence’s (DND) Defence and Security S&T Strategy presents a comprehensive, long-term blueprint to help ensure Canada has a science, technology and knowledge advantage in defence and security.

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Benefits of Partnering with DRDC

Extend Your Reach

Access to a wide network of organizations, including other government departments, universities, international allies and the defence industry.

Profit from Our Expertise

Access to the knowledge and expertise of DRDC’s award-winning defence scientists and technicians.

Access Our Network

Access to eight research centres across Canada, each with its own areas of expertise and research facilities.

License Our Technology

Licensing opportunities through the transfer of innovative technologies to the commercial sector.

Defence Research Reports

A database of scientific and technical research produced by and for DRDC since 1947.

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