New Partnership with the NSERC of Canada to Support Discovery Research

DRDC is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The partnership will provide up to 20 research supplements of $120,000 ($40,000 annually over three years) to support unclassified university-based research dedicated to the development of non-weapon-specific technologies with dual-use applications in defence and security areas.
September 26, 2016

This photo shows a house that appears to be on fire. There is no flame visible, but lots of smoke is coming out of the second floor window. There are nine firefighters in the picture, several observing the fire, and three pointing a hose at the window and shooting a stream of water into it.

Firefighters conduct series of fire dynamics experiments to test new training curriculum

The modern firefighting environment is a lot different now than it was a few decades ago, mainly due to changes in buildings and infrastructure. Are firefighting techniques keeping up with the times? Read more about one project that is tackling this challenge.
September 13, 2016

ResilienceByDesign Innovative Disaster Technology Lab with the Field Innovation Team.

The Canadian Safety and Security Program supports efforts to engage youth in disaster resilience

Read about how a fresh pair of eyes can lead to new perspectives and approaches to disaster resilience.
August 4, 2016

Anna Rae Green at Exercise PRECISE RESPONSE 2016.

Behind the scenes - Anna Rae Green

Anna Rae Green, oversees all the radiological scenarios and ensures the handling and disposing of radiological agents are done safely – lead for radiation aspects of Ex PRECISE RESPONSE 2016
July 27, 2016

This map of British Columbia’s coastal region displays which areas in the province are most at risk of tsunamis, based on the type of notification available to them (communication technology) as well as the strength of these notification systems (how far the signal can reach).

Reducing the Risk of Tsunamis on Canada’s West Coast

Small earthquakes regularly rattle Canada’s West Coast, but as the world witnessed in Haiti in 2010, Japan in 2011, and most recently, Nepal in 2015 – large, catastrophic earthquakes can occur at any given time. The overwhelming consequences of events like natural disasters cannot be controlled, but can be minimized.
July 22, 2016

Scott Holowachuk at Exercise PRECISE RESPONSE 2016.

Behind the scenes - Scott Holowachuk

Scott Holowachuk is the lead at this year’s Exercise PRECISE RESPONSE for all the biological exercises that participants will go through. 
July 15, 2016

Judges evaluate the satellite designs in the Canadian Space Agency's David Florida Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario.

Judging the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge

Discover what it is like for Defence Scientist Patrick Gavigan to judge a Canada-wide competition for university students to think up, design and build microsatellites.
July 14, 2016


Ex PRECISE RESPONSE: Canada, NATO allies and partners perfect their skills against chemical, biological and radiological agents

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) will host Exercise PRECISE RESPONSE at Canadian Forces Base Suffield, in southeast Alberta, from July 11 to 29. The NATO exercise is part of ongoing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence training and will include participation from 11 countries.
July 8, 2016

Defence Research and Development Canada and Canadian Armed Forces Joint Arctic Experiment (CAFJAE) 2016 participants test drive the Polaris Rampage vehicle during Operation NUNALIVUT at Resolute Bay, Nunavut, April 2, 2016.

Extreme expedition: testing prototype vehicles in Canada’s Arctic

Learn about the DRDC trial that tested vehicles during Operation NUNALIVUT.
July 7, 2016

A graphic with icons representing the six action areas for innovation positioned above a globe.

Canada: A Nation of Innovators – Share your ideas.

We’re committed to making Canada a global innovation leader—and we want to hear from you!
June 23, 2016

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