Canada Us Defence Production Sharing Agreement

I am pleased to present the attached report entitled “Canada First: Leveraging Military Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities”. This report, in my capacity as Special Advisor, fulfills the mission of supporting the development of the government`s defence procurement strategy. As you know, I was helped in these efforts by a panel of experts made up of four prominent Canadians from across the country, with different experiences that are relevant to this undertaking. These persons are: Mr. Ray Castelli, Ms. Christyn Cianfarani, Major General a.D.) David Fraser and Dr. Peter Nicholson. I am grateful to have had the pleasure of working with these committed Canadians. According to the KPMG report, to which reference has already been made, the key areas of Canadian defence activities are: The Chairman: I spoke badly. Is there a direct link between these two agreements and norad, the bilateral defense agreement with the United States? Even in the KICs, Canada should need certain foreign technologies as a basis for product development (since Canada accounts for about 2% of global innovation, it needs to calibrate its goals accordingly). The practice typically involves purchasing or acquiring access to intellectual property for a product and using the technologies as the basis for a made-in-Canada solution.

For example, Canada`s highly successful light Armoured (LAV) vehicles were based on technology licensed from a Swiss company. In the interest of achieving the objectives of the defence industry, there will be periods when it will be cheaper to purchase foreign technologies than to develop them from the original concept in Canada. In Sweden, the acquisition of defence equipment is the responsibility of the Defence Materials Agency (FMV) under the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence. Meanwhile, since August 2010, responsibility for aiding arms sales has been transferred to a new agency, which also reports to the Swedish Ministry of Defence, the Defence Exports Authority (FMX). This prioritization of defence exports is largely explained by the fact that export sales accounted for 85-90% of the turnover of many companies in the Swedish defence sector. The country does not have an explicitly defined defence industrial policy and does not currently have an official list of protected industrial capabilities. I would like to make a brief reference to defence procurement opportunities and highlight for you why it is so important to keep this limit open to Canadian companies. .

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