Defence Capability Leaders 2015
Newfoundland and Labrador – Aerospace, Defence & Security

May 15, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) has a rich history in aviation and maritime security. The tradition continues today as our aerospace, defence and security industry evolves and grows. The size of the industry has tripled since 2004 and the vast majority of aerospace, defence and security products and services created in NL are destined for international markets.

The province has developed expertise in aircraft modification, maintenance repair and overall, specialized part manufacturing and assembly, and maritime surveillance. Our companies have won many international contracts and have a growing opportunity for further expansion.

Located on Canada’s eastern edge, operating in challenging environments is our forté -- surveillance, ice management, remote communications and world-leading training and simulation is the staple of our industry. New and exciting emerging technologies have allowed Newfoundland and Labrador to become the Path to the ArcticTM.

Our institutions are home to the most advanced ocean technology research and development facilities in the world. We have developed the world’s leading technology in subsea cameras, radar, sonar; and we are taking autonomous vehicles to places they’ve never been before.

In addition, 5 Wing Goose Bay continues to play a vital role in military training, the development and testing of unmanned aerial vehicles and a pathway to Northern Sovereignty.

The Province strongly supports the Aerospace, Defense and Security Sector. With a history of partnering with industry to advance innovation and supplier development, our companies are proving themselves in the world’s largest global supply chains and continue to be on Canada’s frontine in the development of aerospace, defense and security technologies.

Contact Info

P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NL, Canada A1B 4J6
Contact: Eugene Trickett, Innovation & Advanced Technology Division
Phone: +1-709-729-2367