Defence Research and Development Canada

We are the national leader in defence science and technology, and develop and deliver new technical solutions and advice to the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, other federal departments, and the safety and security communities.

We are an Agency of the Department of National Defence and work with partners in academia, government and industry and with Canada’s allies.

We are moving our services and information to Canada.ca.

Our current Defence Research and Development Canada website will be available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.

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Army science and technology

Research and development projects for soldiers, land combat systems, and adaptive dispersed operations.

Air Force science and technology

Research and development projects for pilots, aircrews and support teams and learn how we help protect the Royal Canadian Air Force against ground and air threats.

Navy science and technology

Research and development projects for naval crews, countering threats above and under water, improving naval platforms, and strengthening command.

Personnel science and technology

Research and development projects which enhance the performance, health and welfare of Canadian Armed Forces members.

Joint force development science and technology

Research and development projects for cyber operations, space operations, communications and information sharing, intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance.

Canadian Safety and Security Program

Projects and activities that focus on domestic safety and security threats, including natural disasters, major accidents, crime and terrorism, in partnership with Public Safety, first responders and police.

Support to operations

Projects that support Canadian Joint Operations Command, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, and the countering of chemical, radiological, biological and nuclear hazards.

Strategic decision support

Research and development that supports the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in evidence-based decision making and management of personnel, equipment, readiness and infrastructure.

Partnerships and opportunities

Partner with defence science and technology experts.

Research centre locations

The locations of Defence Research and Development Canada research centres across Canada.

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