Air Force science and technology

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) enables the science and technology (S&T) advice, foresight, innovation and integration supporting the operational and technological effectiveness of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).


Air Integrated

Ensures the RCAF has the tools, knowledge and concepts for improved mission effectiveness and greater situational awareness through integrated, interoperable and networked capabilities, including networked sensors with a shared operational picture.

Air Reach

Ensures an optimized and integrated RCAF capable of operating across the expanse of the country and projecting air power to the extremes of Canada’s sovereignty and approaches (this includes a comprehensive expeditionary capability).

Air Power

Ensures an Air Force capable of conducting operations across the air power spectrum and operating in contested air space with protection from threats on the ground and in the air, while executing missions with tailored force capability and tunable effects.

Air Agile

Ensures the RCAF will have better tools to employ efficient and effective force generation and enabling capabilities, including pilot and aircrew training. This includes all aspects of system sustainment, human effectiveness, power and energy, and expeditionary support.

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