Canada's top 10 military producers.
The ten largest Canadian-based military contractors together generated more than $3.5-billion in sales during 2002. The Department of National Defence and the US Pentagon were the largest customers, but the companies and their subsidiaries were successful in other markets, too.
The March 2003 purchase of General Motors Defense by US corporate giant General Dynamics General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. again confirmed GM Defense as Canada's largest military contractor. A General Dynamics release at the time of the sale revealed that GM Defense had revenues of $1.4-billion for 2002. This placed the company incontrovertibly in·con·tro·vert·i·ble
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in·con at the top of the latest ranking of the largest Canadian-based companies involved in military production and services (see Table 1), a position which it has held for more than half a decade. During 2002 GM Defense shipped armoured vehicles from London, Ontario to the Department of National Defence, Australia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop. , and the US. The export to the US Army of "Stryker" armoured vehicles were early shipments of the new rapid deployment vehicle under a multi-year $6-billion contract it shares with its new parent corporation. The company's subsidiaries in the US, Switzerland, and Australia also sold armoured vehicles and other military equipment to domestic and export markets.
CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. Inc. of Montreal Of Montreal is an American indie pop band formed in Athens, Georgia, fronted by Kevin Barnes. It was among the second wave of groups to emerge from The Elephant 6 Recording Company. remained the largest Canadian-owned military contractor in 2002. With far fewer sales than GM Defense, but with sufficient revenue for it also to be ranked by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an organization that conducts scientific research into questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, in order to contribute to an understanding of the conditions for as one of the 100 largest military industries worldwide, CAE experienced a slight decline in military sales from 2001 (see The Ploughshares
This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Monitor, Winter 2002). The company reported sales or deliveries of Canadian-built military simulators and naval monitoring systems to the armed forces of Canada, the US, the UK, Germany, France, Greece, Finland, Malaysia, Oman, and South Korea.
Bombardier Inc., another Canadian-owned company with headquarters in Montreal, retained its third-place position in the ranking for 2002. Like CAE and GM Defense, Bombardier has been a persistent member of the top tier of military manufacturers and during 2002 the three companies together generated over $2-billion in military sales, more than twice the combined total of the other seven companies of the table. The majority of Bombardier's military business in 2002 was with Canadian and NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization
International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion. forces--especially the provision of pilot training in Canada--but the company also sold services and aerospace equipment to Singapore and Australia.
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SNC Système Nerveux Central (French: central nervous system) TEC division of the Montreal engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group reported over $200-million in sales of military explosives and ammunition. Traditionally dependent on orders from the Department of National Defence, SNC military export sales surpassed domestic sales for the first time in 2002 due in part to the acquisition of Expro Chemical Products of St-Timothee. The exports include sales to the US Army of 120mm mortars and propellant pro·pel·lant also pro·pel·lent
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General Dynamics Canada signed almost $50-million in contracts with the Pentagon during 2002, as reported by the Canadian Commercial Corporation which acted as a broker for the deals. Combined with military sales to Canadian forces and annual deliveries for the large UK Bowman military communications Military communications, or Signals, is a field of military activities, tactics and equipment dealing with communications. First of all, military communications are battlefield (combat) communications, including intercommunication with a higher command or country's project, the estimated value of the company's defence sales also surpassed $200-million.
The remaining five members in the group of Canada's largest military manufacturers are aerospace companies headquartered in the Toronto and Montreal areas. Although three derive more than one-fifth of their total sales from military production, all five companies are dependent on sales to commercial markets. As such, these companies are representative of the Canadian military industry as a whole--primarily aerospace or electronics manufacturers based in central Canada Central Canada (sometimes the Central provinces) is a region comprised of Canada's two largest and most populous provinces: Ontario and Quebec. Central Canada, with the four Atlantic provinces, form Eastern Canada. with sales to both military and civilian customers.
Pratt & Whitney Canada produces engines for trainer and business aircraft and for helicopters. Deliveries in 2002 included engines for military trainer aircraft of the US, Greek, and South Korean forces, as well as for helicopters sold to the Mexican Navy The Mexican Navy (official name Secretaría de Marina or SEMAR) is a branch of the Mexican Military responsible for conducting naval operations. Its stated mission is "to use the naval force of the federation for the exterior defense, and to help with internal .
Magellan Aerospace Magellan Aerospace (TSX: MAL) is a Canadian manufacturer of advanced aerospace systems and components. Magellan also repairs and overhauls, tests, and provides aftermarket support services for a variety of engines, and engine structural components. reported that more than one-third of its 2002 sales were to military customers, largely through the supply of military aircraft engine upgrades and components to Canada, the US, and Sweden by its subsidiaries Bristol Aerospace Bristol Aerospace is a Canadian aerospace firm located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is now an operating division of Magellan Aerospace. History
What would eventually become Bristol Aerospace began in 1904, when brothers Jim and Grant MacDonald moved to Winnipeg from Nova in Winnipeg and Orenda Aerospace Orenda Aerospace is a Canadian aircraft engine manufacturer and parts supplier and part of the Magellan Aerospace Corporation. As part of the earlier A.V. Roe Canada organization and later, Orenda Engines, they produced a number of military jet engines from the 1950s through the in Mississauga.
Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter Textron is an American helicopter and tiltrotor manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A division of Textron, Bell manufactures military helicopter and tiltrotor products in the United States (primarily in and around Fort Worth as well as in Amarillo, Textron Canada, a subsidiary of US-based Textron Inc, produces a range of dual-purpose helicopters, that is, helicopters sold to both military and civilian users. During 2002 its helicopters were exported for military end-use in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, the UK, and the US. These included Bell 412EP helicopters sold to a civilian company for British aimed forces training.
Northstar Aerospace Inc. of Toronto, formerly Derlan Aerospace, reported defence sales of $111-million for 2002, and appears in the upper echelon of Canada's military contractors for the first time. The company reported a high percentage of export sales, which include shipments of components for British Lynx and US Apache military helicopters Military helicopters are helicopters used by military forces. They can be found in a variety of roles in diffferent militaries of which the tactical airlift mission is the most common. .
The final company of the table, Heroux-Devtek Inc, is the result of a merger between Quebec-based Heroux Inc. and Ontario-based Devtek Corp. Both companies have a lengthy history of military contracting. In 2002 Heroux again reported major sales of military landing gear components to the US Air Force, and Diemaco Inc. of Kitchener, a subsidiary of Devtek, reported further supplies of automatic firearms to Canadian and other NATO forces See: force(s). .
Table 1: Ten largest Canadian military contractors in 2002 Company head office/main plant A B C General Motors Defense, London 1 1 17 CAE Inc, Montreal 2 2 12 Bombardier Inc, Montreal 3 3 5 SNC-Lavalin Group, Montreal 4 5 2 General Dynamics Canada, Nepean 5 4 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp, Montreal 6 7 Magellan Aerospace Corp, Mississauga 7 6 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd, Mirabel 8 9 Northstar Aerospace Inc, Toronto 9 Heroux-Devtek Inc, Longueuil 10 10 Company head office/main plant D E F General Motors Defense, London 2 [check] [check] CAE Inc, Montreal [check] [check] Bombardier Inc, Montreal 18 [check] SNC-Lavalin Group, Montreal 4 General Dynamics Canada, Nepean 3 [check] [check] Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp, Montreal 9 [check] Magellan Aerospace Corp, Mississauga 6 [check] Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd, Mirabel [check] Northstar Aerospace Inc, Toronto [check] [check] Heroux-Devtek Inc, Longueuil 1 [check] Company head office/main plant G H I General Motors Defense, London [check] T 1,400 CAE Inc, Montreal E 565 Bombardier Inc, Montreal A 441 SNC-Lavalin Group, Montreal R 227* General Dynamics Canada, Nepean [check] E 210 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp, Montreal [check] A 170 Magellan Aerospace Corp, Mississauga A 166 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd, Mirabel [check] A 163 Northstar Aerospace Inc, Toronto A 111* Heroux-Devtek Inc, Longueuil A 105*
A Ranking within largest 10 Canadian military contractors using company financial period closest to calendar year 2002.
B Ranking for financial period closest to calendar year 2001 (see The Ploughshares Monitor, Winter 2002).
C Ranking within largest 20 Canadian Department of National Defence prime contractors for fiscal year 2002-2003.
D Ranking within largest 20 military export prime contractors for fiscal year 2002-2003 as brokered by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (1) (CCC CCC
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E Estimated or reported military sales greater than 20 per cent of total company sales.
F Reported military sales or deliveries from Canada to one or more Third World countries during 2002.
G Foreign-owned or controlled.
H Commodity classification of major military products (A--Aerospace, E--Electronics, T--Transportation, R--Armaments).
I Estimated total value of military sales in millions of Canadian dollars for 2002 or closest financial period, compiled from Canadian Military Industry Database data and files. (2) For Canadian-owned companies this includes military sales of foreign subsidiaries (*indicates the company reported a value for its military sales).
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Current Companies with export sales to foreign governments and international organizations. Typically, over 60 per cent of CCC-brokered sales are purchased by military agencies.
(2.) It is possible that other Canadian companies have generated sufficient military sales in 2002 to be included in the table. However, the lack of public disclosure of financial information precludes the reporting or estimation of military sales by some privately owned companies like CMC Electronics CMC Electronics Inc. (CMC Électronique) is a Canadian electronics company. History
The company was founded in 1903 as Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada. In 1925 the company was renamed Canadian Marconi Company. or IMP Group which have appeared in earlier editions of the table.