Defence Research and Development Annual Report 1999 - 2000

Direction de Recherche et de Développement pour la Défense 1999 -2000


Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Branch, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
The second Annual Report of the Defence Research and Development Branch (DRDB), covers the Branch’s activities during fiscal year 1999/2000, a significant milestone in the evolution of the organization, being the last year of operation as a Branch within the Materiel Group of the Department of National Defence (DND). On 1 April 2000, DRDB became an Agency and Level 1 organization within DND, with the new name of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC). As Canada’s lead defence science and technology (S&T) organization, Defence R&D Canada provides S&T leadership to the Department, the Canadian Forces and the Canadian defence industrial base through the 21st century. The mission of Defence R&D Canada is to: facilitate and enhance the ability of decision makers to make informed decisions on defence policy, force generation, and procurement by providing expert S&T knowledge; contribute to the success of military operations by pursuing R&D activities that provide improved support, knowledge, protection, and response to potential threats; enhance the preparedness of the Canadian Forces by assessing technology trends, threats and opportunities, and by exploiting emerging technologies; contribute to the creation and maintenance of a Canadian defence S&T industrial capability that is internationally competitive, by contracting-out to industry, by transferring technology to industry and by entering into partnerships in which cost and risk are shared; and conduct S&T projects for clients external
Defence research - Canada;R&D Programs
Date of publication
30 Dec 2000
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Electronic Document(PDF)

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