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
- Updates to IDEaS Website – Information for Industry February 14, 2019
- Jean Charest hosts AIAC’s Vision 2025 Aerospace Engagement Day in Halifax February 13, 2019
- Jean Charest hosts AIAC’s Vision 2025 Aerospace Engagement Day in Vancouver January 28, 2019
- Jean Charest hosts AIAC’s Vision 2025 Aerospace Engagement Day in Winnipeg January 22, 2019
- AIAC Committee Update – December 2018 December 17, 2018
- AIAC Committee Update – October 2018 October 3, 2018
- PSPC – Invitation to Qualify for Artificial Intelligence Source List October 2, 2018
- AIAC Committee Update – August 2018 August 1, 2018
- IDEaS Pre-announcement – Second Call for Proposals for Innovation Networks July 4, 2018
- AIAC Committee Update – July 2018 June 29, 2018