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Dr. Sanela Dursun was the keynote speaker at the International Military Behavioural Sciences Conference hosted by Romania Ministry of National Defence in Bucharest in September 2016.

Women in Science - A series of infographics

A series of infographics developed to highlight Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)’s female team members, who are examples of women in science.  This series highlight’s Canadian women in defence science.
March 8, 2017

Operators from the Canadian Army’s 21 Electronic Warfare (EW) Regiment simulating offensive EW operations against virtual forces during the JNEX-1 experiments.

Canadian and Australian experts run experiments at Shirleys Bay

Canadian and Australian electronic warfare experts conducted the first Joint Non-Munitions Effects Experiment. The experiments will help the Canadian Armed Forces develop joint targeting based capabilities that help them use munitions and non-munitions based capabilities to neutralized terrorist attacks before they happen.
March 14, 2017

illustration of various women

International Women’s Day - #equalitymatters - Status of Women Canada

March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.
March 8, 2017

DRDC

Statement - First workshop of the new Institute for Research in Defence and Security

Statement by Dr. Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister (Science &Technology) and Chief Executive Officer of Defence Research and Development Canada
February 27, 2017

Firefighters use foam to extinguish crude oil fire.

Exercise ATHENA photo gallery

Exercise ATHENA trains firefigheters and first responders to improve Canada's response to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail at the Institut maritime du Québec in Levis, Québec.
February 27, 2017

Ex VULCAN

Government of Canada simulates train derailment to train first responders

On February 25-26, 2017, Transport Canada, and Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science will conduct Exercise Athéna, an exercise to improve the response capabilities of first responders to incidents involving a train carrying flammable liquids.
February 24, 2017

Ex VULCAN

Exercise Athéna: improving Canada’s response to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail

On February 25 and 26, 2017, Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), will conduct Exercise Athéna, a field exercise designed to improve Canada’s response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids, such as crude oil.
February 24, 2017

This train derailment exercise, known as Exercise Vulcan, will be held on 12-13 March, 2016, at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Exercise ATHÉNA - Train Derailment Exercise

This train derailment exercise, known as Exercise Athéna, will be held on 25-26 February, 2017, at the Institut Maritime du Québec in Lévis, Québec. Transport Canada (TC) is hosting this event in partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS). The main goal of the exercise is to assess gaps and identify areas for improvement in Canada’s response to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail.
February 15, 2017

Major Catherine Marchetti

Astronaut candidate's profile - Major Catherine Marchetti

Aerospace engineering officer, Canadian Armed Forces - I have specialized in space through my work on space projects (operational and research systems) and on developing space strategies/policies. I worked at the Canadian Space Agency as a mission planner and at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Millstone Hill Radar and as an orbital analyst. During my career in the Forces, I was also senior engineering and aircraft maintenance officer at 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, where I was responsible for more than 100 aircraft technicians and two fleets (CC130 Hercules and CH146 Griffon).
February 1, 2017

Thomas Karakolis, DRDC

Astronaut candidate's profile - Thomas Karakolis, DRDC

Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada (Department of National Defence) - My current research focusses on assessing the biomechanical demands placed on members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), with the goal of improving performance and preventing injuries across all branches of the CAF.
February 1, 2017

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