Defence and security science

Defence and security science

Learn about the recent work of scientists and researchers at the Department of National Defence’s science and technology organization, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). DRDC develops and delivers new technical solutions and advice to the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, other federal departments, and the safety and security communities.

 

DRDC’s Centre for Security Science funds work on a portable platform for pathogen detection

February 14, 2024 | Defence Research and Development Canada

DRDC’s Centre for Security Science funds work on a portable platform for pathogen detection

The first step of addressing any sickness is figuring out the cause. Whether its for treatment or to avoid spreading it, diagnoses are necessary for dealing with illness.

Former CAF member to act as bridge to Canadian innovation for the Ukraine

February 13, 2024 | Defence Research and Development Canada

Former CAF member to act as bridge to Canadian innovation for the Ukraine

When given the chance to serve her country and make a difference in the world, time and time again, Marie-Pierre Raymond has enthusiastically said yes.

Standardization is key to help militaries work together towards green future

February 9, 2024 | Defence Research and Development Canada

Standardization is key to help militaries work together towards green future

Defence scientist Inbal Marcovitch is working to ensure that standardization is part of the process as Canada and its allies work to rapidly adopt new green military technologies to respond to the climate crisis.

DRDC investigates augmented reality for improved mission planning

February 8, 2024 | Defence Research and Development Canada

DRDC investigates augmented reality for improved mission planning

Augmented reality offers potential advantages for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to be able to visualize in three dimensions the battlespace both above and below the surface of the water.

DRDC engineering group puts equipment to the test to simulate deep ocean conditions

February 5, 2024 | Defence Research and Development Canada

DRDC engineering group puts equipment to the test to simulate deep ocean conditions

Alexandra McLeod, a mechanical engineering technologist and leader of the maritime information systems and technology (MIST) group at the DRDC Atlantic Research Centre, explains how they use a high-pressure tank to ensure underwater equipment can withstand the pressure of the ocean depths.

Dalhousie University student discovers new career interest during co-op term with DRDC

January 24, 2024 | Defence Research and Development Canada

Dalhousie University student discovers new career interest during co-op term with DRDC

Dalhousie University electrical engineering student Tristan Batchelor describes his experiences during a co-op term with Defence Research and Development Canada's Atlantic Research Centre in the fall of 2023.

Bot or not? Defence scientists detect deception online

January 8, 2024 | Defence Research and Development Canada

Bot or not? Defence scientists detect deception online

The internet is widely used as a tool for entertainment, to connect with friends and family, and to learn new skills. However, it can also be a battlespace, and just like on land, sea and in aerospace, it’s important that Canada is prepared to face threats online.

 

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