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Our research centres have changed their names!

Defence R&D Canada has changed the names of its research centres as part of its overall plan to meet the challenges of the future and to remain competitive and relevant. All five centres have adopted the Agency name with a geographic identifier to present a unified and consistent identity to clients and partners. This change emphasizes the reality - Defence R&D Canada is one organization with centres from coast to coast.

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Welcome from the Director General at DRDC Suffield
DRDC Suffield is one of Canada's main defence science and technology assets.  It is located in southeast Alberta near Medicine Hat on one of the largest military training areas in the Commonwealth.  Established in the early months of the second world war, DRDC Suffield has long been active in the development of effective defensive countermeasures against the threat of chemical and biological (CB) weapons that could be used against Canadian troops in their operations.

Alongside the long-standing activities in defence against CB threats, DRDC Suffield has important programmes of work in military engineering. Of particular importance now is the development of technical methods to detect and neutralize landmines.  Such mines are increasingly important threats during peacekeeping operations and open hostilities.

As an establishment within DND, DRDC Suffield has the Canadian Forces as its principal "client".  Naturally, front line scientific R&D generates technical intellectual property that can have uses beyond immediate military applications.   Accordingly, DRDC Suffield collaborates with partners in the civil sector in the development of commercial applications of its technical products through technology transfer and licensing.  Within such collaborative arrangements, DRDC Suffield can make available a substantial resource of equipment, facilities and highly developed personal skills and knowledge.

 

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