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Ex PRECISE RESPONSE 2015

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

M3MSat

Building the Next-Generation Space Antenna

Team from University of Waterloo designs innovative antenna technology for M3MSat (Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite)
June 22, 2016

M3MSat

Canada's M3MSat Successful Launch

Advancing Canada's capabilities to monitor maritime traffic from space
June 22, 2016

This light visor from Physician Engineering Products in Bangor, Maine, USA, is the light treatment device used at Canadian Forces Station Alert.

Understanding the various effects of melatonin on the body

Do you have trouble with the daylight saving time change? Just imagine yourself being in months of darkness, or trying to adjust to a 12-hour time change after an overseas flight. Well, research scientists from Defence Research Department Canada (DRDC) have spent several years trying to combat the effects of both.
June 21, 2016

This image is from a simulation of the derailment of a railcar carrying dangerous goods. The photo shows four firefighters standing in pairs a short distance from a burning tank car. In the foreground are two  firefighters using hoses to extinguish a flammable-liquid fire that is engulfing the railc

Train Derailments Involving Dangerous Goods

The 2013 train derailment disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, showed the unique challenges first responders face when flammable liquids spill and cause fires. Exercise Vulcan aimed to address some of these challenges through government, first responder and industry expertise and collaboration.
June 15, 2016

This graphic shows the scene on the ground during CAUSE III. There are fire trucks, paramedics, and police cars set up in and around Wildhorse, Cypress Hills, and Willow Creek in Canada, and Montana in the U.S. The image shows the Cell on a Balloon flying over Cypress Hills emitting a green bubble o

Wildfire disaster scenario: New report highlights how new communication technologies improve emergency response

When natural disasters or other emergencies strike near the Canada/U.S. border, it is essential that first responders on both sides can communicate with each other to coordinate an effective response and mitigate as much damage as possible. The CAUSE III experiment explores technologies that support these efforts.
June 1, 2016

Portrait of Anthony Damini, Defence Scientist, DRDC Ottawa Research Centre.

Defence scientist honoured as IEEE outstanding engineer for 2016

Defence Research and Development Canada’s Anthony Damini wins Outstanding Engineer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for 2016
May 30, 2016

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