Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
Thales Canada, Defence & Security

© 2018 FrontLine Defence (Vol 15, No 2)

From smart sensors to advanced systems integration, to connecting and equipping soldiers on the digital battlefield, Thales systems deliver information superiority and provide the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard with the capabilities and solutions they require when they need it most.

The AJISS contract, a $5.2 billion, 35-year contract supporting Canada’s new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and Joint Support Ships was awarded to Thales in 2017. The largest naval in-service support contract let by the Royal Canadian Navy, AJISS builds on Thales Canada’s leadership as a Top 50 corporate R&D investor, and will inject more than $250 million into R&D and skills development in the Canadian maritime ISS domain.
Thales Canada contributes to a strong Canadian supply chain, partnering with over 500 Canadian businesses, creating value of more than $140 million annually.

As a Tier 1 partner to Seaspan, Thales Canada celebrated the launch of the first large non-combat ship under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel. Thales is responsible for the electronic systems integration and equipment onboard the vessel, including radar, communications, bridge and mission systems.

Celebrate The Launch Of The First OFSV. L-R: Tim Page, Vice President, Government Relations, Seaspan Shipyards; Simon Sukstorf, Deputy Project Manager, NSS Projects West Coast Thales Canada; Nicholas Camps, Installation Engineer, EIT, Thales Canada; Mike Froh, Director, NSS Operations, West Coast, Thales Canada; Jeffrey Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner; Dale Potter, Vice President, Defence Mission Systems, Thales Canada; Brian Carter, President & CEO, Seaspan Shipyards.

Thales continues to provide leading solutions to the Canadian Army as part of the Land Command Support System contract and is a leader in uncooled optronics, exporting solutions around the globe.

In the last three years, Thales has invested over $1.5 billion (CAD) in key digital technologies with the launch of its Digital Factory and recent acquisitions of Vormetric and Guavus. 

Thales Canada is at the centre of this digital transformation where big data, AI, and cybersecurity are fully integrated into all Thales solutions. In addition to Thales Research & Technology in Quebec, Thales chose Canada as its global centre for AI Expertise (cortAIx) in Montreal, and Toronto is home to Thales Canada’s cybersecurity solutions. 

With a team of 1,800 experts located coast-to-coast from Victoria to Halifax, Thales Canada has annual revenues of $500 million with customers in urban rail, civil aviation and defence and security.

Contact info

1 Chrysalis Way, Ottawa ON, K2G 6P9
Contact: Jerry McLean, Vice President & Managing Director
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1-613-723-7000