GM Canada again largest military contractor.General Motors of Canada was the largest Canadian arms manufacturer Noun 1. arms manufacturer - someone who manufactures arms and munitions
producer, manufacturer - someone who manufactures something again in 1998, the second successive year the company ranked first in Project Ploughshares' annual listing of top military contractors. With estimated 1998 military sales of $366 million, GM Canada achieved top spot by supplying light armoured vehicles (LAVs) -- built at its Diesel Division in London -- to the Canadian Army and the Saudi Arabian National Guard The Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG, also known as the White Army) is one of five branches of the Saudi Arabian Defence Forces. It serves both as defence force against external threats and as a security force against internal threats. . Domestic and export sales of LAVs have maintained GM Canada as a consistent member of Canada's top arms suppliers for two decades.
The remainder of the country's top arms contractors also appeared on last year's top ten list, although the relative positions of most have changed. The continuity of the largest companies reflects a remarkable stability in Canadian military production and sales in the face of major upheaval in the industries of other arms supplier nations. Whereas major arms manufacturers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Europe are merging, consolidating, buying and selling subsidiaries -- in essence jockeying to maintain a share of a declining world arms market -- Canadian companies This is a list of companies from Canada.
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Current Companies , with some exceptions,(1) appear to be staying a well-traveled course. Most of the largest 1998 Canadian suppliers have been so ranked since Project Ploughshares' first listing for the early 1980s.
Like the Canadian industry overall, the largest Canadian military contractors of 1998 shipped complete weapon systems, subsystems, and components, and provided military services for the domestic and export markets. In addition to LAVs from GM Canada, Bombardier Inc, based in Montreal, supplied amphibious aircraft Noun 1. amphibious aircraft - an airplane designed to take off and land on water
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane" to the Greek forces and Challenger multi-mission aircraft to Denmark. Mirabel's 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 built special mission and anti-submarine helicopters for Ecuador, air force training helicopters for Croatia, and Griffon griffon: see Brussels griffon; wirehaired pointing griffon. utility helicopters for the Canadian Army. SNC-Lavalin's subsidiary, Fenco MacLaren, was responsible for delivery of the final four maritime coastal defence vessels to the Canadian Navy (although most of the corporation's 1998 military sales arose from munitions mu·ni·tion
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.
tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions. supplied to the Canadian Forces by SNC SNC St Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)
SNC Sistema Nervioso Central
SNC Société en Nom Collectif (French: Partnership)
SNC Système Nerveux Central (French: central nervous system) Industrial Technologies). 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. Electronics in Montreal exported flight simulators for a range of military aircraft, such as two PC-7 flight trainers sold to the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, federation of sheikhdoms (2005 est. pop. 2,563,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. .
During 1998 Pratt & Whitney Canada, also in Montreal and a subsidiary of US-based United Technologies, supplied turbo engines as major subsystems for military aircraft, including for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System Joint Primary Aircraft Training System, usually just called JPATS, was an aircraft procurement program of the United States in the 1990s by the USAF and USN, a merger of 1980s era training aircraft programs. (JPATS JPATS Joint Primary Aircraft Training System
JPATS Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation Service (US Department of Justice) ) aircraft of the US Air Force and Navy. Ottawa-area Computing Devices Canada, purchased by 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. in late 1997, built sonars for Swedish navy The Royal Swedish Navy (Swedish: Marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. It consists of surface and submarine naval units – the Fleet (Flottan) – as well as marine units, the so-called Amphibious Corps ( corvettes among a host of weapon subsystem contracts. The company also made further deliveries of the Tactical Command The authority delegated to a commander to assign tasks to forces under his command for the accomplishment of the mission assigned by higher authority. Control and Communications System to the Canadian armed forces. Canadian Marconi of Montreal, an enduring supplier of electronic and avionics components, delivered parts for US F-15, F-16 and F-18 fighter aircraft, South African Rooivalk helicopters, and Eurocopter Tiger helicopters. It also sold tactical radios to the US Navy and others.
Bombardier was the largest military service provider during 1998. Beyond maintenance support for Canada's CF-18 fighter aircraft, the company's Bombardier Services division was responsible for primary flying training for the Canadian Forces and some pilots from other nations. In partnership with the Canadian government, it also offered the NATO Flying Training in Canada NATO Flight Training in Canada (NFTC) is a military flight training program for NATO and allied air forces provided by the Canadian Forces.
Located at CFB Moose Jaw in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the program is delivered as a cooperative operation between a civilian contractor, program, to which Denmark became the first 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. subscriber in 1998. Magellan Aerospace, through its Bristol Aerospace and Orenda Aerospace subsidiaries, and Spar Aerospace also provided repair and overhaul services to aircraft of Canadian and foreign air forces.
As defence departments around the world seek to cut costs by contracting out equipment servicing, repair, and maintenance, and even aspects of military training, Canadian military service companies will be looking to expand revenues in these areas.
The 1998 ranking of top Canadian military suppliers is drawn from contract information supplied by the Canadian government and Canadian Commercial Corporation,(2) and from data (including subcontract information) in company publications and press reports, all of which is compiled in Project Ploughshares' Canadian Military Industry Database and accompanying files. Because neither the government, the companies, nor the press reports the full extent of corporate dependency on military production, the rankings are based on best estimates which in some cases are likely to be conservative.(3) In two cases, Magellan Aerospace and Canadian Marconi, the company provides a figure for 1998 military sales. Although these figures could not be independently verified, they were used in the ranking as reported.
Table 1: Top 10 Canadian Military Contractors 1998 [Part 1 of 2] Company head office/main plant A B C D E 1 General Motors of Canada Ltd, Diesel Division, London 1 8 2 CAE Inc, Montreal 3 Computing Devices Canada Ltd, Nepean 10 4 Bombardier Inc, Montreal 5 SNC-Lavalin Group, Montreal 2 6 Magellan Aerospace Corp, Mississauga 1 7 Canadian Marconi Company, Montreal 2 8 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd, Mirabel 9 Spar Aerospace Ltd, Mississauga 5 11 10 Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc, Montreal 13 13 Table 1: Top 10 Canadian Military Contractors 1998 [Part 2 of 2] Company head office/main plant F G H 1 General Motors of Canada Ltd, Diesel Division, London 4 366 2 CAE Inc, Montreal 2 364 3 Computing Devices Canada Ltd, Nepean 2 350 4 Bombardier Inc, Montreal 1 345 5 SNC-Lavalin Group, Montreal 5 226 6 Magellan Aerospace Corp, Mississauga 1 155(*) 7 Canadian Marconi Company, Montreal 2 124(*) 8 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd, Mirabel 1 80 9 Spar Aerospace Ltd, Mississauga 1 80 10 Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc, Montreal 1 >60
A Ranking within largest recipients of Canadian Department of National Defence contracts for the calendar year 1998. B Ranking within largest recipients of military export contracts for fiscal year 1998-99 as brokered by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). (See endnote on the CCC.) C Estimated or reported military sales greater than 20 per cent of total company sales. D Estimated or reported export sales greater than 50 per cent of total company sales. E Reported military sales or deliveries from Canada to one or more Third World countries during 1998. F Foreign-owned or controlled. G Commodity-classification of major military products (1-Aerospace; 2-Electronics; 3-Marine; 4-Transportation; 5-Armaments). H Estimated total value of military sales in millions of Canadian dollars for 1998 or closest fiscal year, compiled from Canadian Military Industry Database data and files. For Canadian-owned companies this includes military sales of foreign subsidiaries. ((*)indicates the
company reported a value for its military sales.)
(1) Magellan Aerospace, based in Mississauga, is a conglomerate that includes Bristol Aerospace, Orenda Aerospace (formerly part of Hawker Siddeley Canada Hawker Siddeley Canada was the Canadian unit of the Hawker Siddeley Group of the United Kingdom and manufactured railcars, streetcars and aircraft engines from the 1960s to 1980s. ), and Fleet Industries, all of which appeared regularly in earlier rankings of Canada's largest arms suppliers. Also, CAE Inc sold its CAE Aviation subsidiary to Spar Aerospace in late1997.
(2) The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC CCC
A very speculative grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency. Such a rating indicates default or considerable doubt that interest will be paid or principal repaid. Also called Caa. ) is an Ottawa-based crown corporation which assists Canadian companies with export sales to foreign governments and international organizations. Typically, over 60 per cent of CCC-brokered sales are purchased by military agencies.
(3) In the case of Bombardier for example, the figure is derived from a company estimate of three per cent. The value of military service contracts, missile sales by the Northern Ireland subsidiary, Short Brothers, and especially Bombardier's sales of commercial aircraft to military users, suggest that this figure may be understated. In other cases, a company may be omitted from the largest supplier list due to insufficient data. As an example, IMP Group of Halifax was the third biggest contractor with the Canadian Department of National Defence during 1998. However, because the privately-owned company reports little sales information, it is impossible to estimate either the value of DND DND Drag and Drop
DND Department of National Defence (Canada & Australia)
DND Do Not Disturb
DND Dungeons and Dragons
DND Den Norske Dataforening
DND Direct Nanoparticle Deposition
DND Drugs for Neglected Diseases military contracts included in 1998 company sales or the value of military sales from other sources.