Security Materials Technologies program

Armoured vehicles (AV) and personal protective equipment (PPE) are key segments of Canada's globally competitive defence and security industry. A joint program between NRC and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), the Security Materials Technologies (SMT) program is strategically designed to invigorate the defence and security industry in Canada by developing, transitioning and integrating transformational materials technologies to improve the performance of AV and PPE.

At present, NRC is the only organization in Canada, and one of few in the world, with integrated expertise in the processing and performance validation of nano-engineered, hybrid and other advanced security materials. The unique capabilities offered through the SMT program provide Canadian AV and PPE companies access to world-class expertise in the design, prototyping and testing of advanced protection systems that will position Canadian companies as international market leaders for advanced security and armoured products.


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For more information and to find out how we can support your business needs, please contact:

Marc McArthur, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 613-949-8680
LinkedIn: Marc McArthur

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