The defence industry is undergoing a period of significant transition. Many government defence budgets are shrinking, and the technologies and requirements for military equipment have evolved alongside changes to the nature of modern warfare and national security. In Canada, industry and government have been working closely together to develop a revitalized approach to national defence procurement that results in securing the right equipment for the military’s needs, improving the procurement process to become more transparent and accountable, and increasing the benefits that Canadian defence spending provides to the national industry.
These efforts have been well received within the industry, but significant work remains. AIAC is committed to working with the government to ensure that public procurement policy and decisions continue to support the capacity and capability of our defence sector and our members. AIAC is particularly focussed on working with the government to facilitate industry engagement in the procurement planning process, to increase the value of this engagement both to government and to industry.
Recent News & Updates
- IDEaS Pre-announcement – Second Call for Proposals for Innovation Networks July 4, 2018
- AIAC Committee Update – July 2018 June 29, 2018
- 2018 State of Canada’s Aerospace Industry Report: Aerospace remains national innovation leader June 21, 2018
- Impact of mandatory credit check requirements: Update from PSPC April 5, 2018
- Telfer School of Management: New event and program changes April 4, 2018
- Future Fighter Industry Day presentations now available February 6, 2018
- Updated IP management principles for defence procurement December 20, 2017
- AIAC Statement: Hon. Judy Foote Steps Down as Procurement Minister August 24, 2017
- New defence policy supports Canadian aerospace innovation, industrial capability June 7, 2017
- [Industry News] Mannarino Awarded Largest Ever Canadian SME Offset Investment by Lockheed Martin April 18, 2017