National Defence

From domestic disasters to multi-national missions abroad, Canada's military relies on robust and secure wireless communications. CRC works with the Department of National Defence (DND) and its research arm, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), to provide improved operational capabilities to the Canadian Forces.

We collaborate closely with our DND-DRDC clients to address their communications challenges. These include:

  • Meeting growing communications demands in a limited spectrum environment;
  • Seamlessly networking different types of communications links, such as limited-bandwidth and high-bandwidth technologies;
  • Ensuring seamless communications between land, air and maritime forces, and with coalition forces; and
  • Managing voice and data traffic flow.

CRC is also capitalizing on opportunities presented by emerging communications technologies. Highly adaptive agile radios, for example, offer opportunities for more effective use of radio spectrum that are needed to satisfy the growing requirements for increased information flow in networked mobile operational environments.

CRC works on behalf of DND-DRDC with allied organizations and international standards bodies, including working groups of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP). These collaborations stimulate leveraging of the R&D and the S&T knowledge of our allies. As well, CRC's technical contributions help ensure that Canada's interests are reflected in any new standards related to interoperability, higher performance and robustness of radio communications networks.

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