Canadian Defence Review has published their annual edition listing the Top 50 Defence Companies in Canada. General Dynamics Canada has defended its #2 position “due to its consistent innovation, adaptation to changing markets and ongoing contributions.”

Below is a short excerpt from the article.

Like many defence players General Dynamics Canada has been feeling the pinch from sluggish global demand. However this long-time sector player stands out by how quickly and broadly it reacted. “We internalized the challenge and asked employees to look for ways to make our business more efficient,” says David Ibbetson, the company's general manager and vice-president (C4 systems). “That includes fresh ways to incorporate COTS technology into our products and systems, developing technology upgrades that will help extend the life of our customers' assets, and expanding our reach to partners and experts, within industry, academia and the end user community.”

General Dynamics provides a wide range of products and services, from systems integration and electronic systems, to complete command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions. Major company mandates range from the supply of mission systems for Canada's new navy CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to armed forces land command support systems and the CP-140 Aurora Incremental Modernization Program. In short the company's increased efficiencies will benefit a lot of defence stakeholders.

Read the full article here [PDF].