Defence Research and Development Canada research and development capabilities

Defence Research and Development Canada has 47 research and development (R&D) capabilities, across its seven research centres, as well as the Directorate of Science and Technology Intelligence and the Directorate of Research and Development Operational Capabilities. These capabilities includes the people, expertise, equipment and facilities to carry out world-class R&D in support of Canada’s defence and security.

Atlantic Research Centre

The Atlantic Research Centre offers R&D in underwater warfare, maritime information warfare and naval platforms and provides world-leading expertise in Arctic trials and experimentation.

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Centre for Operational Research and Analysis

The Centre for Operational Research and Analysis (CORA) provides operational research and analysis research support to the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces.

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Centre for Security Science

The Centre for Security Science provides scientific advice in the defence, public safety and security domains.

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Directorate of Research and Development Operational Capabilities

The Directorate of Research and Development Operational Capabilities provides planning and coordination across all research centres and capabilities, as well as cross-cutting capabilities.

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Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence

The Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence provides a wide range of threat assessments of weapons and other technologies.

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Ottawa Research Centre

The Ottawa Research Centre conducts scientific research in the domains of radio frequency sensing and data integration, electronic warfare, space and cyber.

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Suffield Research Centre

The Suffield Research Centre provides research in the defence against chemical and biological threats to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Suffield offers a unique experimental proving ground facility allowing for a large variety of experiments and trials in support of the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence.

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Toronto Research Centre

The Toronto Research Centre is a R&D centre for human effectiveness in the defence and security environment.

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Valcartier Research Centre

The Valcartier Research Centre offers expertise in the areas of information, optronics and weapon systems, and boasts a unique capability in the development of new technologies that emphasizes testing under realistic conditions.

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All research centres

Each of the seven research centres has resources to deliver project management in support of their respective capabilities.

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