Maritime Security Challenges 2018: Pacific Seapower
A Strong, Secure, and Engaged Maritime Future
October 15-18 – Victoria, British Columbia

MSC18 Sponsors and Supporters

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Gold Level Sponsor:Thales

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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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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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.