Defence Research and Development Canada

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A full-scale live-action event simulates an emergency response approach.

CSS trains with public safety and security partners for an integrated emergency response approach.

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Preparing for trials

A Bio-Science Officer prepares subjects for testing of protective clothing.

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Research activities at the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Northern Watch Technology Demonstration Program (TDP)

DRDC and CFAV Quest crew deploy the Prototype Acoustic Array (PAA) to test underwater acoustic surveillance in the Northwest Passage.

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A transponder used for space-based radar.

A DRDC defence scientist checks a transponder used for RADARSAT-2.

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Operation of new laser systems.

Operation by DRDC of a new generation of laser systems for platform protection and remote sensing applications.

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 member of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan is pictured operating a 50 caliber gun as shots are fired at the unmanned Hammerhead target in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Legacy of Canadian-developed target systems fueling Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) training exercises.

Google Glass and smartphones used in trial for command and control of dispersed operations

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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