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Posted on Oct 03, 2016


DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS Canada), a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Kanata, Ontario. The move completes the merging of two former DRS buildings in the Ottawa region and provides DRS Canada with improved high-tech building infrastructure and additional space that will allow for growth.

“Our new facility will streamline our engineering and manufacturing operations to further leverage our product technology development, production, sustainment and long-term in-service support” said Steve Zuber, Vice President and General Manager of DRS Canada. “We use Canadian research, development and engineering to create world-class products and we have built a strong customer base not only here in Canada, but in North America and all over the world,” Zuber said.

DRS Canada is an innovation leader with significant programs that include the Shipboard Integrated Communications system (SHINCOM) that sets a world standard for secure naval communications and is used by navies around the world, including the U.S. and Canada. SHINCOM is one of a number of military communication, electro-optics, surveillance and sensor signal processing devices produced by DRS Canada. Other innovation examples are the Canadian designed and manufactured Deployable Flight Data Recorder and Emergency Locator Beacon that have been installed on over 4000 aircraft worldwide.

DRS Canada is also a leading Canadian team member and training provider for Team Spartan, currently bidding for the Canadian Armed Forces Fixed Wing Search and Rescue program.

“We are very excited about the new facility and what it means to the future of our Canadian operations,” said Roger Sexauer, President, DRS Technologies Maritime and Combat Support Systems Group. “We are poised for future growth to support the needs of the Canadian Armed Forces as well as our defence industry partners and customers.”

DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. is a division of DRS Technologies, a leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo-Finmeccanica S.p.A., which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. See the full range of DRS capabilities at and on Twitter @drstechnologies.