Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), in partnership with Public Safety Canada (PS), has selected 26 new science and technology projects for negotiations. Project proposals have been selected following the May 2016 Call for proposals for the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP). Approximately $20 million has been earmarked for these projects.
On July 30, 1974, at the CFB Valcartier cadet camp, more than 130 cadets were assembled in a barrack block under supervision of adult instructors when a live grenade exploded, killing six cadets and injuring dozens more. This tragedy forever changed the lives of the victims and their families.
The experiences of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and our allies in Afghanistan and other areas of operation continue to demonstrate the ongoing need for a highly protected, yet highly mobile Light Armoured Vehicle.
The Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Innovation competitive call for proposals is part of the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring that Canada and its institutions have a greater resilience to global and domestic threats. The call for proposals process is administered by Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND).
The Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle is a wheeled combat vehicle that can fulfill a variety of roles on the battlefield, such as reconnaissance and surveillance, security, command and control, cargo, and armoured transport of personnel and equipment.
Canada requires a fighter aircraft to contribute to the safety and security of Canadians and protect the sovereignty of one of the largest expanses of airspace in the world. Our fighter aircraft give the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) the flexibility required to meet the various tasks set by Government, specifically:
Over the summer of 2016, Canada consulted with governments and fighter aircraft manufacturers in allied and partner countries with aircraft currently or scheduled to be in production, to gather information on costs, aircraft capabilities, delivery times, and economic benefits to Canada for various fighter aircraft.
The Government is taking the necessary steps to prepare for an open and transparent competition for the permanent replacement of Canada's CF-18 fighter aircraft, including acquiring new aircraft and the associated in-service support. Canada will also enter into discussions with the United States (U.S.) Government and Boeing on the potential procurement of aircraft, including its in-service support, for use over an interim period while the competition for the permanent fleet is underway.