CDR: Alberta Oil Has Spawned a Thriving Defence Business

February 16, 2013 | In The News


Canadian Defence Review's Western report features General Dynamics Canada, one of the country's largest Canadian defence companies. Its Calgary operation which is among the largest systems integration sites in the country, houses 400 of the company's 1,300 employees. The Calgary location was set up in 1993 to handle systems design, integration and fielding of the army's Tactical Command, Control and Communications System (TCCCS/Iris) project.

Below is an excerpt from the report.


Today, General Dynamics Canada, "... providestechnology-based electronic systems,systems integration, and in-service supportto defence organizations and public securitymarkets in Canada and abroad. The companyhas 350 employees in Calgary, a number thatgrows each year."

Ibbetson adds, "Our workforce continuesto grow in Calgary. Our business is based onhaving highly skilled employees working onour projects. Alberta is both a great sourceof workers and the lifestyle there keeps themwith us."

A General Dynamics Business