DAG 2016 – Services

Human Factors Engineering Support to Canadian Soldier Systems

Professional Services


The objective of this contract is to provide human factors engineering support to Future Small Arms research (FSAR), Soldier System Effectiveness, and Canadian soldier modernization efforts.


The scope of the work will focus on the following activities:

  • Planning, conduct and reporting on Human Factor Research and Development (HF R&D) to support FSAR, SoSE, and soldier systems acquisition projects;
  • Independent Verification and Validation of HF-related studies and products of system/equipment suppliers or lead systems integrators;
  • Development of standardized, validated and reliable test methods and criteria for assessment of soldier systems and their components;
  • Planning and execution of FSAR and SoSE trials at Canadian, US Army or USMC bases;
  • Development and/or integration of technologies that will permit effective and efficient collection and analysis of relevant objective measures for field-based soldier studies at the individual and team level;
  • Analytical, Experimental, and Numerical investigations of Advanced Weapons technologies; and
  • R&D, Test and Development services in the field of Injury

Preliminary Estimate

  • Under $20 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2017 Contract Award
  • 2019 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Defence Research and Development Canada
Phone: 613-992-5208

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