About Us

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 (CAF) and other government departments as well as public safety and national security communities the knowledge and technological advantage needed to defend and protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad.

DRDC is comprised of eight research centres across Canada, located in Suffield, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Valcartier, Quebec; and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The agency comprises 1400 employees.