Partner of Choice
Thales Canada is a trusted Prime Contractor and systems integrator for defence and security in Canada; investing in people, in technology and in solutions. Thales is proud to be a strong partner of choice, delivering solutions to the most complex challenges faced by the Canadian Forces.  For more than 50 years, Thales Canada has been a major supplier and a long-term partner to DND, enabling the Canadian Armed Forces to achieve mission success.
 
We partner with over 500 Canadian enterprises, creating value of more than $140 million annually. We are committed to the development of innovative Canadian technologies and made-in-Canada defence solutions.
 
Thales R&D is powered by a dedicated Thales Research and Technology hub located right here in Canada – one of only five worldwide – an innovative ecosystem enabling research partnership with Canadian government, academic institutions and small business. We seek the best solutions to meet the Forces’ requirements through effective knowledge transfer from deep within our global pedigree. Then, we develop that capacity right here in Canada. 

 
The Thales Canada, Defence and Security vision is to be the lead systems integrator and prime contractor of choice for the Canadian Forces.
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Naval Forces and Coast Guard
The Government of Canada has awarded the In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training contract for both Artic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS), known as AJISS, to Thales.  This program will create thousands of jobs, drive Canadian innovation, build a new Canadian supply chain, and ensure that ships are mission-ready, on time, every time, from coast to coast to coast.

This award brings together Thales’ capabilities in an unprecedented way and deepens our commitment to our National Shipbuilding Strategy. You can learn more about our in-service support program here.

Thales supports Canada’s non-combatant National Shipbuilding Strategy as a Tier 1 partner of choice to Vancouver Shipyards as the key electronic systems integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ships and all platforms greater than 1000 tonnes for the Canadian Coast Guard. 

In addition, the Thales Commander C3 solution is in operation with the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard to provide a comprehensive maritime picture made up of more than 70 systems under the Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated Command, Control, and Communications (IMIC3) project. Whether the task is search and rescue, coastal surveillance, asset protection, anti-piracy, or interdiction, this advanced commercial technology provides a comprehensive maritime mission management system.

Land Forces

Thales is a trusted Command and Control partner of choice of the Canadian Armed Forces, enabling digital transformation in collaboration with our partners to deliver best-in-class Command, Control and Communications solutions.
 
Our culture of continuous innovation enables us to consistently design, deliver and support world class solutions to meet the evolving operational capabilities required by the Canadian Army. 
 
Over the past decade, Thales has provided more than 1,000 person years and created more than 350 jobs in Canada’s knowledge economy. Skilled engineers support the design, development and evolution of Army digital command and control systems in Canada, the Land Command Support System (LCSS).
 
Thales provides end to end C4ISR solutions, from tactical radios, electronic warfare and full spectrum, integrated C2 applications.
 
An industry leader in uncooled optronics technology, our commitment to innovation in Canada is demonstrated by our world-leading thermal imaging solutions and counter IED systems; the solution of choice of the Canadian Army. 

Committed to collaborating with our partners and customers, Thales will continue to be a champion of Canadian innovation and R&D investment, positioning solutions for export and leveraging solutions at home across all defence and public security domains.

Thales Canada, Optronics domain in Montreal is the Centre of Competence for uncooled technology within Thales.
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