DEVELOPMENT IN CANADA: MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE CANADIAN FORCES

LE DEVELOPPEMENT AU CANADA: SATISFAIT LES BESOINS DES FORCES CANADIENNES

Authors
  1. Nelms, G.L.
  2. Heggie, R.M.
Corporate Authors
Chief of Research and Development, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Development in Canada has proven to be a logical and cost-effective approach to meeting the requirements of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. This conclusion can be substantiated by reviewing the major development projects undertaken by DND over the last 15 years, from 1977 to 1991. During this period, DND completed or terminated 39 major development projects. Of this number, 23 (59 per cent) succeeded, resulting in equipment or designs/specifications brought into service in DND. On a cost basis, successful projects accounted for 79 per cent of the funds expected. This success rate compares favourably with that of the better innovation companies in the US. Four case histories were analyzed. They were: the CRV-7, a solid propellant, unguided air-to-ground rocket, the best of its type in service today; the C-4 NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) mask, which received enthusiastic reviews from our troops during the Persian Gulf crisis; CANTASS, a low-frequency passive sonar which saved DND $50M; and CANEWS, the Canadian Electronic Warfare System which in joint trials out-performed its American counterpart.
Report Number
CRAD-2/92 —
Date of publication
01 Nov 1992
Number of Pages
49
DSTKIM No
93-02260
CANDIS No
129776
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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