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Aerospace, Defence and Security

As Canada’s national capital, Ottawa is the hub for the aerospace, defence and security sector. This competitive environment features global industry leaders, some of the country’s best R&D capacities and a high concentration of tech innovators.

Headquarters of the Department of National Defence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Communications Security Establishment Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority are located in Ottawa. Plus major firms including Lockheed-Martin, General Dynamics, Thales and Raytheon have operations here.

Held annually in Ottawa since 1998, CANSEC is Canada's premier global defence and security trade show, gathering 11,000 attendees, 600 VIPs, Generals, top Military and Government officials, and over 40 delegations from around the world.

Aerospace & Defence in Ottawa:

  • 10,000 Employed
  • 190 companies: BAE Systems, Boeing Canada, CAE Canada, General Dynamics, Honeywell Aerospace, ING Robotic Aviation, Lixar, Lockheed Martin, MDA, MDS Aero Support, Neptec Design Group, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Thales...

Source:  Business Events Canada, 2019

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