With its highly skilled workforce, its dynamic research-and-development infrastructure and its wide array of related businesses and industries, Ottawa has become a leader in the development of innovative aerospace and defence-related applications. Ottawa’s aerospace, defence and security industry is home to over 300 companies employing in excess of 17,000 people.
Outstanding Knowledge and Expertise
Offering a dynamic cluster of related industries that has evolved over the past five decades, Ottawa provides an environment for your business that boasts an extensive network of aerospace and defence enterprises including such notable companies as Allen-Vanguard, Lockheed-Martin, General Dynamics, and Entrust. As a G8 capital city and the home of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Department of National Defence, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Public Safety Canada and The Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Ottawa has a solid base of defence and security knowledge.
Combined with the largest concentration of scientists and researchers in Canada, Ottawa has the business infrastructure, the resources and the knowledge base to help you succeed. It’s a unique and dynamic environment where ground-breaking knowledge and hard-earned expertise from both the public and private sectors combine to produce worldclass aerospace, defence and security goods and services.
Ottawa provides businesses locating here with access to a valuable aerospace, defence and security community. Products, services and areas of expertise already developed or established in Ottawa include, but are not limited to:
- Surveillance Technology and Sensors
- Command and Control Software Systems
- Communications Interoperability technologies
- Unmanned Vehicles/Robotics
- Land vehicle design, sub-systems, manufacturing and support
- Air vehicle design, sub-systems, manufacturing and support
- IT Security
- Personal Protection Solutions
- Physical Security Solutions
The industrial base is supported by outstanding research institutions such as:
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
Defence R&D Canada is an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence that responds to the scientific and technological needs of the Canadian Forces to ensure that the Canadian Forces remains scientifically and operationally relevant
NRC – Center for Surface Transportation Technology (CSTT)
For more than 35 years, the Centre for Surface Transportation Technology has served Canada’s Department of National Defence and commercial defence clients as a vehicle and component test centre.
Company Case Studies and Testimonials – Ottawa Defence and Security Industry
- March Networks
- DEW Engineering and Development Corp.
- Neptec Design Group Ltd.
- Senstar Corp.
- SkyWave Mobile Communications Inc.