TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Canada's leading defence and military journal,
Canadian Defence Review, has released its annual survey and ranking of defence
companies in Canada. Lockheed Martin Canada, based in Ottawa, was ranked
number one in the CDR survey for 2009.
In announcing this year's rankings, CDR Editor-in-Chief, Peter Kitchen,
stated, "Lockheed Martin Canada, the number one ranked defence company in our
survey this year, has long been a key supplier to Canada's Navy and with the
recent awarding of over $2 Billion in contracts for the modernization of the
Halifax-Class ships, to Lockheed Martin, that company's position as a major
player in Canada's defence industry has been solidified. Lockheed Martin
Canada is an important contributor to the national and local economies
employing over 600 people at locations in Ottawa, Montreal and elsewhere in
But, Lockheed Martin Canada is only one example of the many innovative
aerospace and defence companies in Canada which are part of a strong, vibrant
and growing industry.
An evaluation panel consisting of CDR editorial staff and independent
advisors ranked the companies based on factors such as economic impact,
innovation, contribution to the nation's security et al. The ranked companies
must meet certain requirements, including having manufacturing, R&D or service
operations in Canada, to be included in the ranking.
There were 6 new entries to the CDR Top 40 for 2009. The complete Top 40
Defence Companies ranking can be found on the CDR website:
For further information:
For further information: Peter A. Kitchen, Telephone: (905) 472-2801