Joint Force Development science and technology

Joint Force Development enables the acquisition, sharing and use of critical information in support of situational awareness.


Cyber Operations

Ensures the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) have freedom of action in the cyber environment, while denying the same to their adversaries.

Space Operations

Ensures the DND and the CAF have access to space, and are guaranteed its unhampered exploitation for the delivery and sustainment of space effects.

Command and Control/Communication Information Systems (C2/CIS)

Ensures the DND and the CAF can exercise effective joint command and control through an information sharing and collaboration environment that is highly adaptable to different environments and interoperable with allies.


Ensures the DND and the CAF have access to capabilities to generate timely and accurate intelligence in support of the Government of Canada and allied operations. Specifically this includes enabling both "information superiority" and "enhanced situational awareness."

Reconnaissance and Surveillance

Ensures the DND and the CAF have accurate, timely and persistent situational awareness of Canada’s territory, air and maritime approaches as well as other areas of interest around the world.

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