Canada is the sixth highest defense spending economy within the NATO alliance, and the 13th largest military spender in the world at $23.7 billion in 2010.
Defense Products and Services
A Top Export Prospect for Canada
Canada is the sixth highest defense spending economy within the NATO alliance, and the 13
largest military spender in the world at $23.7 billion in 2010. In 2010, Canada imported $4.4
billion of U.S. defense products and services.
Under the Canada First Defence Strategy, military spending reached 21.8 billion in
FY2010/11. Total military spending over the 20-year life of the program is expected to reach
$480.7 billion. $83.4 billion to be dedicated to capital purchases of air, land and marine
equipment between FY2012/13 and 2027/28. The Canada First Defence Strategy includes a
$34.3 billion National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy designed to rebuild the Royal
Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard fleets over the next 30 years.
Sub-Sector Best Prospects
• Major weapons systems, and services to upgrade/extend its life time (air, land, water)
• Hull and propulsion technology
• Naval communication and warfare sensors
• Anti-terrorist technologies and services
• Area Surveillance Radar/Secondary Surveillance Radar
• Logistic Vehicle Modernization
• Integrated Soldier System Project
• Close Combat Vehicle
• Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship
• Canadian Surface Combatant
• Joint Support Ship
• Naval Improved Clothing Equipment
The GlobalBizOpps program can assist firms target and win procurement contracts.
Top US ort anada rv 2 Exp Prospects in C 2012: Defense Products and Se ices
Major upcoming events/trade shows supported by CS Canada in this sector:
• CANSEC: May 30-31, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario
• DEFSEC Atlantic 2012: September 5-7, 2012, Halifax, NS
• SecureTech 2012: October 30-31, 2012, Ottawa, ON
• Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
• Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries
• Unmanned Systems Canada
• Department of National Defense
• Public Works and Government Services Canada
For More Information
Please contact Lucy Cicero Latka, Senior Commercial Specialist for defense products and services at the U.S.
Commercial Service in Canada at Lucy.Latka@trade.gov or (613) 688-5219; or Luz Betancur, Commercial
Specialist of the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada at Luz.Betancur@trade.gov or (613) 688-5216. You can
also visit our website at http://www.export.gov/canada.
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