Thales wins key Canadian defence honour
Thales has received the award as Canada’s top-ranked defence company for 2015 from Canadian Defence Review (CDR), Canada's leading defence and military magazine.
The occasion was marked by a presentation from CDR’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Peter Kitchen to Thales Canada Inc. President and CEO Mark Halinaty at the Thales booth #1701, at the CANSEC defence and security trade show.
Recognizing Thales’s activity in a wide spectrum of disciplines including defence systems, avionics, and transportation, Kitchen praised Thales’ dedication to developing home-grown technologies and to investing in Canada and its people.
“Thales in Canada has developed home-grown solutions for Canada’s navy, supplying programs like the Halifax-class modernization project and NSPS.” Kitchten said. “Thales is currently implementing IMIC3, a program to integrate the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard from a command and control perspective. Also, Thales in Canada is a leading candidate to supply the Canadian army, navy and air force with Canadian solutions for LCSS, NSPS, TAPV, and CP140.
Furthermore, Thales has demonstrated a long-term commitment to, and investment in Canadian innovation and research. As a result, Canada is now home to one of Thales’ handful of global Research and Technology centres as well as an Urban Science – Mixed Research Unit (US-MRU), both located in Quebec city.
“It is an honour to be recognized by CDR as Canada’s Top Defence Company in 2015. For us, this serves as an important validation of our commitment and vision of driving Canadian growth, innovation and leadership in defence and security and other sectors” said Mark Halinaty, President and CEO, Thales Canada Inc.