Who are the astronaut candidates?

Astronauts are modern-day explorers. They courageously travel beyond the Earth to help acquire new scientific knowledge. Their courage and determination are an inspiration to many. Despite their unique journeys, astronauts have a few things in common: an academic background in science or technology, excellent health, and outstanding qualities and skills. The candidates participating in the astronaut selection process also share these attributes. You can read their remarkable profiles here.
February 1, 2017

Colourful brain scans being studied by DRDC scientists.

Promising results in DRDC study on traumatic brain injury

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) scientists are analyzing specific proteins in rats that help to measure the effects of traumatic injury on the brain.
January 23, 2017


Genetic sequencing could help diagnose PTSD

Defence research scientists are developing a study on how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be linked to certain genes which may help with diagnosis and treatment.
January 23, 2017

A mixed platoon of Canadian and New Zealand soldiers participating in the U.S. Joint Staff-led Exercise BOLD QUEST, a demonstration and assessment that took place from October 24 to November 3, 2016 in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Canadian Army uses science to enhance multinational interoperability

Learn about defence scientists at the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis who evaluated technology that supports interoperability during two U.S. led multinational exercises.
January 18, 2017

DRDC’s high energy laser (HEL) mobile laboratory at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier at sunset. The inset shows a night vision depiction of green aiming lasers.

Army research finding potential in high-energy lasers

Today, the Canadian Army (CA) continues to take a serious look at the latest in laser technology and is finding plenty of promise.
January 12, 2017

The Unclassified Remote-sensing Situational Awareness (URSA) system arrives at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrainm on December 28, 2016. URSA will support Operation Artemis and the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 team. PHOTO: Captain Colette Brake

A high-tech boost to the use of satellites on deployed operations

Since its inception in 2012, the Canadian Space Operations Centre (CANSpOC) has provided valuable support to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations, delivering space-domain awareness, battlespace information and space capability on a daily basis.
January 5, 2017

Defence Research and Development Canada’s unmanned surface vehicle USV-2600 performs an autonomous mission in the water at Loch Alsh. Photo by Janice Lang, DRDC

Exercise UNMANNED WARRIOR: an international exercise using autonomous tech to detect underwater mines

Find out how defence science teams participated in the one of the largest demonstration of unmanned vehicles ever during a two week exercise in Scotland
December 13, 2016

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Canada-European Union (EU) Information and Communications Technologies, National Contact Point

Defence Research and Development Canada is the Canada-European Union (EU) National Contact Point (NCP) for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Funding Programme. Our main goal is to assist in fostering collaborative research, development and innovation partnerships by ensuring that Canadians have the latest information.
December 6, 2016

The Canadian Army is introducing the Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) to its artillery arsenal. The PGK attaches easily to conventional 155 mm artillery shells and greatly increases accuracy at a fraction of the cost of similar high-precision ammunition. Photo provided by: Orbital ATK

Canadian Army taking high-precision, judicious approach to artillery

Canadian Army (CA) artillery gunners will soon have a new tool to help them shoot more precisely with older ammunition.
December 5, 2016

Major Melissa Reyes, Communications and Electronics Engineer

CAF Story: Meet Maj Melissa Reyes “I’m a Space Nerd.”

When I was younger, I think I was five, and I wanted to be an astronomer.
November 25, 2016

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