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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

A graphic illustration: a close up image of a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member's head with a blue background behind it. The CAF member is wearing a helmet that includes green Canadian disruptive pattern or CADPAT and SMART glasses.  Text and symbols are overlaid on the image; this represents the S

Institute for Research in Defence and Security

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is creating the Institute for Research in Defence and Security. The Institute’s goal is to engage the academic community in finding solutions to challenges Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members face when using technology.
November 23, 2016

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship VANCOUVER conducts an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) firing during an at sea demonstration in the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 16 on July 16, 2016.

Operational research supporting effective aerospace control in the defense of North America.

Learn about how defence scientists develop models for NORAD missions and some of the variables that affect the defence of North America.
November 21, 2016

Dale Reding (left), Frank Herr, Walter Jones, RAdm John Newton, and BGen Mike Nixon discuss Canadian operations in the Arctic Circle during the second International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Canada participates in Arctic conference

Canadian Defence representatives met with their counterparts from seven other polar nations October 4-6 in Yellowknife to discuss the future of scientific research and naval operations in the Arctic.
November 15, 2016

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Rapid City Planner: An explosion assessment tool for Canadian Cities

This article is about a project funded by the Canadian Safety and Security Program, which aimed to develop a fast, accurate, and portable explosive assessment tool (Rapid City Planner) that would help determine the potential impact of a blast in urban settings. It is a significant upgrade for physical security and protection of urban Canadian city centres, including, critical infrastructure, transportation systems, and iconic structures at risk of explosive attack.
November 3, 2016

The aeroballistic range, used by the METC to determine the effectiveness of various weapons and munitions.

Meeting soldiers’ needs

Researchers at Defence Research and Development Canada’s Valcartier Research Centre and engineers from Quality Engineering Test Establishment are working together at the Munitions Experimental Test Centre to meet the needs of Canadian Armed Forces members and keep them safe.
November 2, 2016

A member of HMCS Charlottetown’s Sea King detachment watches the Greek Navy frigate Spetsai (F453) (bottom), HMCS Charlottetown (top) and the Italian Navy frigate Virginio Fasan (F591) during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea on September 15, 2016.

Neck pain research yields solutions

Defence Research and Development Canada’s Toronto Research Centre and the Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME) have studied chronic neck pain among Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircrew including pilots and flight engineers and have provided a series of solutions.
October 31, 2016


New common competency dictionary developed for performance appraisals

Learn about the newly developed Canadian Armed Forces Competency Dictionary used to clearly lay out expectations for Canadian Armed Forces members and their career managers. These competencies were developed taking into consideration strategic goals, values and expectations of the forces.  It was crafted by Defence Research and Development Canada’s Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) team over several years.
October 26, 2016

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