The Canadian Army exploits Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) science and technology (S&T) to anticipate evolving threats and support the development of its future capabilities. DRDC aims to enable the Canadian Army’s soldiers and enhance the capabilities of their platforms in order to conduct operations in complex and hostile environments.


The Soldier

This program aims to enhance soldier operational effectiveness by increasing protection, situational awareness, weapons effects, mobility, self-sufficiency and resilience while limiting physical and cognitive soldier burden, within an integrated, human-centric soldier system.

Land Combat Systems

The goal of this program is to improve the effectiveness of combat systems, including the field operational vehicle systems and direct and indirect weapon systems required for the Army of Tomorrow.

Land Tactical Command, Control, Communications and Computers Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)

This program enhances command over adaptive dispersed forces with technology integrated in a distributed network environment in adverse environments.

The Force

The Force program improves the ability of the Canadian Army’s forces to conduct adaptive dispersed operations (ADO) in terms of time, space and purpose. It also aims to increase the growth and sustainability of the Canadian Army’s forces by offering long term approaches to training, operations and combat.

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