Top Defence Capability Leaders 2017

FrontLine has gathered the key Industry Leaders, Project Primes, Support Agencies and Specialized Subcontractors for the defence sector.

The list below is in alphabetical order. Click on the company names for more information on each of these Top Defence Capabilities Suppliers.

Airbus Defence & Space 
Airbus Defence and Space is Europe’s 'Number 1' defence and space company, the second largest space business worldwide and a "Top 10" global defence enterprise.

Babcock Canada Inc.
Provides support to strategically important assets, infrastructure and training programs – primarily in the Canadian defence, security, marine, and construction sectors.

Beclawat Manufacturing
Beclawat Manufacturing Inc. (a Pelco Group company) offers fully-engineered transparent armor solutions to meet the evolving needs of the defense industry.

Beretta Defense Technologies / Stoeger Canada Ltd
Producing the widest range of small firearms in the world, from the most state-of-the-art facilities in the industry.

BMT Fleet Technology
An innovative leader in engineering and program management support across the complete platform life cycle.

A global leader in the delivery of training for the defence and security, civil aviation and healthcare markets. CAE provides turnkey naval training solutions around the world.

Calian Training
Calian supports the Canadian military through the operation of the health services support contract offering complex healthcare services to CAF members at 34 military installations across Canada.

Cleeve Technology
Developing new, environmentally friendly “laser ablation” technology to remove the coating from an aircraft, military vehicle or even a ship – it is a cost effective alternative to current processes.

Colt Canada
The new C8A4 version of its Modular Rail Rifle (MRR) adds new functionality,  rail positions, and now implements the M-LOK accessory mounting system.

DEW Engineering and Development ULC
A leader in the design, engineering, prototyping, testing, manufacturing and support of a wide range of general and specialized products from ballistic protection to CBRN systems.

DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS Canada)
Designs, manufactures and supports a broad range of military communications and networks, electro-optics, infrared search and track, deployable flight recorders, sensor signal processing systems, weapons platforms and much more.

Esterline CMC Electronics
With a reputation for innovation and excellence, CMC designs, manufactures and supports advanced avionics products.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.
Delivers situational awareness by providing remotely piloted aircraft systems, radar, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide.

General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
Business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Public Safety and Security Solutions to equip and protect military and first responders.

HDT Global / HDT Canada
Leading the world in Energy Efficiency (E2) solutions. Its combines system delivers more than 60% fuel savings compared to legacy equipment – to lower costs and keep personnel out of harm’s way.

IMP Aerospace & Defence
Providing comprehensive engineering solutions for in-service / life cycle support to military and commercial platforms in the space, naval, land, and air force sectors.

L3 Technologies
Six divisions employ some 2000 people in six provinces and utilize a Canadian supply base of more than 800 companies to design, build, integrate, deliver and service world leading products.

Lockheed Martin Canada
From naval innovation to renewable energy, and autonomous systems to cyber security, the company now has more than 950 highly skilled and experienced Canadian employees.

Logistik Unicorp
This leader in Managed Clothing Solutions works closely with more than 75 Canadian companies, helping secure some 4500 jobs.

MDA is active in two principal markets: space-based communications and  end-to-end surveillance and intelligence solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.

Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec) Inc.
A global leader in integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, Meggitt offers enhanced diagnostics with intelligent Automatic Coaching.

Navantia S.A.
World renowned for design, construction and integration of state-of-the-art warships, as well as ship repairs and modernization, Integrated Platform Management systems, Fire Control systems, Command and Control systems, and Propulsion Plants. 

Rheinmetall Canada Inc.
A market leader in environmentally-friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technologies, Rheinmetall Canada employs 275 people in Canada.

Rocket Performance Ltd.
Specializing in corrosion management – maintains, restores, cleans and preserves all sorts of metal products and structures, even in the most demanding environments.

Rockwell Collins Canada
Innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management are delivered by a global workforce and service network in more than 150 countries.

World renowned in high-speed diesel engines, Rolls-Royce also produces integrated power and propulsion solutions for aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications.

Rosborough Boats
Specializing in semi-custom ­vessel solutions, the Rough Water 9.11 RHIB was designed for Mutli-Role missions.

Seaspan Shipyards
Canada’s West Coast shipbuilding and ship repair Centre of Excellence, its full-service shipyards in both Vancouver and Victoria  are committed to the highest customer service and safety standards, and employs more than 2600 people in the specialized marine sector.

Shark Marine Technologies
Develops innovative, high quality underwater products and services that are dependable and cost effective, such as its diver-held imaging sonar and navigation system.

Smith & Wesson
This world leader in firearm manufacturing has been producing quality firearms since 1852. Its new M&P 2.0 polymer pistol is loaded with features and benefits tailored for the military and police user.

Thales Canada, Defence & Security
Skilled engineers support the design, development and evolution of the Army's Land Command Support System and, as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is a key systems integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard vessels.

Tulmar Safety Systems Inc.
Designs, manufactures and services engineered textiles and survival solutions for all military environments.

Twenty-20 Insight Inc.
Distributor of optics, electro-optics, surveillance systems, thermal and night vision equipment. Training and systems integration solutions.

Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc.
An ­international leader in the development of equipment and systems for maritime forces worldwide, specializing in under sea surveillance.

United Technologies Corp.
UTC companies provide high-technology systems and services for the fast-growing aerospace and building industries.

Victaulic – IACS Approved Pipe Joining Solutions
This system of innovative piping technologies for marine systems puts people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency.

Virtual Marine
Develops custom-designed vessel-specific simulation capabilities, including embedded radar, to support military and coast guard training requirements.