|By Marketwired .||
|August 26, 2014 10:10 AM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/14 -- Canadian soldiers, security personnel and first responders will soon have access to superior personal protective gear and armoured vehicles, made right here in Canada. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) are teaming up for a program with industry partners to develop next-generation products for the international security and defence market.
The new Security Materials Technology research program aims to reduce the weight of armour materials by at least 25 percent, without compromising on protection. This revolutionary enhancement will improve the protection and mobility for soldiers, security personnel and first responders, which will save Canadian lives, improve operational effectiveness and strengthen Canada's high-tech security industry. The program will also accelerate the commercialization of advanced materials technology across the aerospace, automotive and energy sectors.
-- Canada has a globally competitive, innovation-intensive defence and security industry that employs more than 100,000 Canadians. -- Military and civilian armoured vehicles and personal protective equipment are key segments of this industry that will benefit from the new program. Innovation in advanced materials technologies drives these segments. -- By driving transformative improvements in the efficiency of armour systems and by accelerating commercialization, the Security Materials Technology program will strengthen Canadian companies as international market leaders. -- DRDC's role within this partnership is to provide world-class leadership in the areas of military protection systems requirements, system design, integration and performance with a view to bring a holistic perspective to soldier protection and effectiveness. -- The Security Materials Technology program directly targets the key industry capability Protecting the Soldier as outlined in the federal government's 2013 - report "Canada First: Leveraging Defence Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities."
"Our government has made record commitments to science and technology that drive scientific breakthroughs, create jobs and improve the quality of life of Canadians. Research from the Security Materials Technology program will result in new materials for armoured vehicles and new protective equipment for our brave men and women serving on the front lines while creating jobs for Canadians at home."
Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology)
"Building on our world-class leadership in military protective systems and soldier effectiveness, DRDC is committed to working with NRC and the Security Materials Technology program to bring the latest advances to the Canadian Armed Forces, and to spur innovation in this sector with support from industry and other partners."
Dr. Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister (Science and Technology) of the Department of National Defence and Chief Executive Officer of Defence Research and Development Canada
Media Relations Team
National Research Council of Canada
Media Relations Office
Department of National Defence
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