MARKHAM, ON, May 4 /CNW/ - Canada's leading defence and military
journal, Canadian Defence Review, has released its annual survey and
ranking of defence companies in Canada.
L-3 Communications, with key divisions like L-3 WESCAM (surveillance
systems) in Burlington, Ontario, L-3 MAS (aircraft maintenance) in
Mirabel, Quebec and L-3 MAPPS (marine control systems) in Montreal, was
ranked number one in the CDR survey for 2011.
In announcing this year's rankings, CDR Editor-in-Chief, Peter Kitchen,
commented, "L-3 has earned the distinction of being the very first
company in the history of our magazine's survey to repeat at the number
one spot and with a well managed company like L-3 it is truly an earned
In responding to news of his company's number one ranking, L-3
Communications' Chairman, President and CEO, Michael T. Strianese,
commented, "Canada is an essential component of L-3's international
growth strategy and there are many opportunities here."
Peter Gartenburg, L-3 Vice President of Canadian Operations, said, "We
are very pleased to be selected by CDR as their top ranking Canadian
defence company for 2011. We are proud of our strong record of
providing a broad array of products, services and solutions to the
Canadian military to support their critical missions at home and abroad
and it is rewarding to have L-3's accomplishments recognized by CDR."
For 2011, CDR expanded the annual survey to include 50 defence companies
from the previous 40. CDR Editor, Peter Kitchen commented,"It is a
testament to the strength of the defence industry in Canada that we had
no trouble at all in filling the extra ten spots."
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, and support of
The ranked companies must meet certain requirements, including having
manufacturing, R&D or service operations in Canada, to be included in
There were a record number 13 new entries in the CDR Top 50 for 2011 and
CDR's annual survey and ranking of Canada's Top Defence Companies, now
in its seventh year, continues to be a huge success in shining the
spotlight on an important but often overlooked industry in Canada.
The complete Top 50 Defence Companies ranking can be found on the CDR
SOURCE Canadian Defence Review
For further information:
Peter A. Kitchen, Telephone: (905) 472-2801