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Thales is a global leader in the Defence and Security, Aerospace, and Transportation markets. In 2015, the company generated revenues of $20.88 billion (CAD equivalent) with 62,000 employees in 56 countries.

Thales Canada has 1,800 employees in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver working in Transportation, Defence and Security, and Avionics. Order intake across Thales operations in Canada was nearly $1.5 billion CAD in 2015, to a range of customers including urban rail service providers, civil aviation companies, and military and security agencies. Thales Canada is a trusted Prime Contractor and a Tier 1 Systems Integrator for Defence and Security and over the past 30 years has been a major supplier and a long-term partner to Department of National Defence (DND) in all of its operational areas.

Since 1967, Thales has provided the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with the largest supply of sensors and is currently delivering 71 Command and Control (C2) systems to the RCN and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) under Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated Command, Control, and Communications (IMIC3). The selection of our shipbuilding partner, Seaspan, for the non-combat National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) contracts, establishes Thales Canada as a key systems integrator for the RCN and the CCG.  In December 2015, Thales inaugurated a naval lab facility in Ottawa to support the integration of electronic systems (including integrated bridge, navigation and communications systems) for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) being built for the CCG by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.  Thales Canada is well-positioned to be one of the lead systems integrators for the navy’s future programs including the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).

Through the long term Land Command Support Systems (LCSS) partnership, Thales Canada provides the Canadian Army with the core of its command and control system and is a key partner in DND’s development of future joint systems. Since 1997, Thales Canada also provides all of its driver vision enhancement and thermal imaging systems. In partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Thales Canada has also developed the next generation Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) system. Thales Canada has developed a comprehensive organic training and simulation expertise which it is leveraging in all elements of its business.

Thales Canada is a Premier System Integrator in all domains and has become a trusted partner to DND and the Government of Canada.

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ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH of Bremen, Germany and serves the Canadian market with a specific focus on Command & Control, sonar, and unmanned vehicles.

Strategically located in proximity to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA Ltd. is capable of providing any of the ATLAS Group products as well as a broad range of associated technical and logistics support services for the entire product life cycle.

Based in the secure industrial facility of the Vancouver Island Technology Park, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA Ltd is capable of expanding industrial capacity to carry out project & sub-contractor management, production and training including ISS & ILS. In support of this effort ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has established a Canadian supply chain to be compliant to Industry Canada Industrial Technology Transfer (ITT) obligations.

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STRATFOR is the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more effectively control their destiny in an increasingly chaotic global environment.

Globally engaged individuals and organizations use Stratfor for objective geopolitical intelligence and analysis that reveals the underlying significance and future implications of emerging world events.

Our clients benefit from a holistic approach to world affairs, situating political, economic and financial developments in a global framework.

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General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) builds on a 50-year heritage of connecting and protecting critical communication networks across land, sea, air, space and cyber domains.  Our work is grounded in a “with you all the way” culture to provide customers the resources needed to execute their operations in an ever-shifting world.  GDMS provides the highest level of support, helping our customers stay ahead of threats and achieve their objectives no matter what the terrain.

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Raytheon Canada Limited is a high technology leader leveraging engineering expertise to provide military and government agencies with mission critical solutions, from air traffic control and maritime surveillance radars to precision optics. Established in the 1950s, with locations in Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, Raytheon Canada is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees world-wide, is a technology leader in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a 92-year history of innovation, Raytheon provides electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in sensing; effects; C4I; cyber security and mission support services.

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L-3 MAPPS is a leading global supplier of integrated ship machinery monitoring and control systems, Integrated Platform Management Systems, and simulation & training solutions for warships and submarines. Training solutions include land-based and on-board simulators as well as turnkey long term training services. The business has been a pioneer in the integration of naval shipboard control systems and navigation products with an installed base of approximately 225 ships for 22 navies around the world. L-3 MAPPS also provides reactor control systems, safety shutdown systems and high fidelity training simulators for nuclear power plants; and real-time simulators for robotic systems and satellites to support simulation-based design and operations/maintenance training for the space industry. L-3 offers a wider range of naval products and services including turnkey single source vendor platform systems, hybrid electric drive solutions, electrical distribution equipment, sonar systems, and more.

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babcock_smallBabcock provides critical and complex support to strategically important assets, infrastructure and training programs primarily in the Canadian defence, security, marine, and construction sectors. Operating from locations in Halifax, Ottawa and Victoria, our more than 350 expert personnel provide systems engineering, material and supply chain management and project management solutions.

Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. Since 2008, we have been providing platform design, integration, configuration, management services, and maintenance and waterfront support, ensuring complete lifecycle engineering support for Canada’s fleet of Victoria Class submarines.

While managing the in-service support of Canada’s Victoria Class submarines, Babcock Canada is actively pursuing support services opportunities in the Land, Air and broader Security environments, as well as training and engineering design services in the Public and Commercial sectors.

We understand the safety, cost, schedule, performance and quality demands of engineering projects and have the resources and expertise to deliver for Canada.

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Lockheed Martin Canada is a highly diversified global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, manufacture, and integration of advanced-technology products. By applying the innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian-based workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence partner for over 75 years.

Our company is a leader in systems integration, software development and large scale program management, and is Canada’s premier supplier of electronic defence and surveillance systems. Lockheed Martin Canada serves a diverse customer base ranging from the Department of National Defence, to local provincial governments, to aboriginal and remote communities as well as Defence and Commercial industries located in Canada and abroad.

Today, more than 850 professionals work in locations across the country in support of all branches of the Canadian Forces.  Lockheed Martin Canada’s head office is located in Ottawa, Ontario. Other major offices are located in Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria. We stand ready to continue our support to Canada’s future with advanced technology and solutions for the next 75 years and beyond.

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Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. We understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we’ve created options to deliver an educational experience that fits your lifestyle.

Unique to Royal Roads, our cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation but a personal one as well.