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General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada

General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada

Head Office Location in Canada: 

Ottawa, ON

Defence related locations/operations within Canada:

Calgary, AB; Halifax, NS; Sherbrooke, QC

Senior officer for Canadian operations:

Joel Houde, Vice President and General Manager

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Current DND Projects:

• Land Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), including Engineering and Integration, Software Support and Cyber Security Engineering Support • Halifax-class Combat Systems In-Service Support • Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade • Network Command and Control Integrated Situational Awareness Capability • Manned Airborne ISR • CP-140 Aurora Incremental Modernization • Maritime Helicopter – Integrated Mission System • Mercury Global Anchor Station • Combat Net Radio Enhancement Project • Support for CH47 Chinook • Optimized Weapons System Support Light Armoured Vehicle – Reconnaissance Surveillance System • Regional / Sector Air Operations Centre In Service Support • Treasury Board Enterprise Security Architecture • Northern Watch Technology demonstration project • AN UYS 505 Acoustic Signal Processor • ARIES (Acoustic Replay and Intelligence Exploitation System) development • Ongoing R&O / TIES for the HALIFAX class sonar systems • Build in Canada Innovation Program: Various • ARMOUR – Cyber Security Situation Awareness • Naval EMSEC Services • A/G/A Radio Support (URC-200 Supply Arrangement)

Level of investment in R&D:

R&D comprised 35% of 2022 investments: reducing user’s cognitive burden with Machine Learning; extending situational awareness using sensors from crewless platforms; improving noise reduction in high noise vehicles; advancing underwater detection acoustic processing; cyber security.

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GDMS-Canada is an innovative defence and security technology company, providing advanced thinking, design expertise, and implementation know-how to equip customers with leading-edge hardware, software and systems. Business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare, Cyber and Joint Solutions, and In-Service Support.
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