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Tag: DRDC – Defence Research and Development Canada

Defence Team News: Fortissimo 2018 and artifacts from a study conducted more than 50 years ago by DRDC Atlantic

– Thousands of spectators were on hand as the Ceremonial Guard hosted the 22nd annual Fortissimo military concert on the lawns of Parliament Hill.

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Dr. Sonia Thiboutot: Canada’s first female Expert Level Defence Scientist

– Close to three decades have passed since Dr. Sonia Thiboutot’s curiosity was piqued by a job posting in the Energetic Materials section at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier.

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Defence research saves lives

– Although most of their work is done confidentially, the 1400 DRDC employees at the research centre adjacent to CFB Valcartier are pushing the boundaries of science every day to save lives.

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Canadian Army keeps close watch on emerging technologies

– Infantry troops in exo-skeletons; microscopic sponges injected into wounds to stop bleeding; soldiers with the ability to see through solid walls; or camouflage that changes to match different backgrounds. These things may sound like the stuff of science fiction, even in the 21st century, but they’re actually part of a long list of emerging technologies …

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Canadian Army uses science to enhance multinational interoperability

– The Canadian Army recently joined colleagues from 17 other partner nations to test and assess the interoperability of their various systems and networks. The U.S. Joint Staff-led demonstration BOLD QUEST was held at Fort Stewart, Georgia, this past fall. The Canadian Army focused on how the addition of technology into ground forces impacts operational effectiveness. …

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The Innovators: DRDC plays War Games

– It’s an overcast day in late fall at the Shirleys Bay research campus located in Ottawa’s west end. The intense summer heat and humidity have suddenly dissipated – a cool breeze now in its place. You can tell change is in the air. “When the weather changes you have to activate the body, so the …

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Trial will better protect RCN divers from underwater explosions

– Defence scientists and technologists recently collaborated on a series of underwater trials in Halifax, N.S., to uncover data which could save the lives of Royal Canadian Navy divers. “It is critical that divers be able to operate safely notwithstanding inherently dangerous combat and operational environments,” said Rear-Admiral John Newton, commander Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint …

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Exercise protects RCAF personnel and aircraft from CBRN threats

– RCAF Exercise PHOENIX DEFENDER, was held recently to improve CAF response to a chemical, biological, radiological  or nuclear (CBRN) threat at a busy military airfield, using computer triggered alarms. This first simulated CBRN defence exercise for 2 Wing Air Expeditionary Squadron (2 AES), held at 3 Wing Bagotville. Team players Representatives from Defence Research and …

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A new automated method of distributing GPS encryption keys

– Canada will be the first allied nation to adopt over-the-air distribution (OTAD), this GPS encryption will protect the CAF’ GPS from malicious behaviour: jamming and spoofing. “Let’s say I’m talking to another person. To interfere or jam, you would just talk louder than me, and they wouldn’t hear me,” explains Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre Blais, navigation warfare …

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Understanding the various effects of melatonin on the body

– Do you have trouble with the daylight saving time change? Just imagine yourself being in months of darkness, or trying to adjust to a 12-hour time change after an overseas flight. Research scientists from Defence Research Department Canada (DRDC) have spent several years trying to combat the effects of both. “You have to regulate yourself …

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