National Defence to undertake urban training experiments in downtown Montreal

From September 10 to 21, 2018, Canadian defence scientists and Canadian Armed Forces personnel will be conducting a series of technology research experiments in the city of Montreal alongside participants from partner nations including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Activities will include testing and assessing new technologies in various urban environments and landscapes.

The Contested Urban Environment 2018 experiment (CUE 18) will take place around the Côte-des-Neiges Armoury, around Belvedere Kondiaronk on Mont Royal, along rue de la Montagne, and at Silo 5 in the Old Port area.

Most of the activity will happen during the day, however, there will be also be periods of testing at night. All military personnel participating in the CUE 18 experiment will be unarmed.

This activity is being conducted in support of advancing research around how to best conduct military operations in urban environments.

Measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience to those in the area, however the public is advised that certain areas may be inaccessible during CUE 18 experiment.

Questions concerning local issues including traffic disturbances, road closures etc. should be directed to the City of Montreal.

Questions from the public regarding the experiment can be directed to Department of National Defence’s science and technology organization, Defence Research Development Canada at

Questions from media can be directed to the Department of National Defence’s Media Relations Office at

Note to the editor:

For daily updates on experiment activities, please follow the Defence Research Development Canada Twitter account at @DRDC_RDDC, #CUE18MTL, #EUC18MTL.


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Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353

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