Feds commit to $170-million overhaul of DRDC Valcartier

Guest Contributor
March 3, 2010

The federal government has committed to a $170-million overhaul of facilities at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier. The 10-year project begins this year with a design phase ($120 million) followed by three other phases to commence in 2012 ($37 million), 2013 ($96 million) and 2016 ($24 million) with completion by 2020. The renovation of existing buildings and development of new structures is required to help DRDC Valcartier maintain world class expertise and attract top talent and R&D partners. The facility — one of nine research centres operated by DRDC — has not had a significant renovation since being built in the 1940s. The new complex will include offices, laboratories and support space. DRDC Valcartier has 400 employees with expertise in optronic systems, information systems and protection and combat systems….

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