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  • Nova Scotia's aerospace and defence industry: regional report

Nova Scotia's aerospace and defence industry: regional report

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We had the opportunity to sit down with the writers at Canadian Defence Review to discuss the aerospace and defence industry here in Nova Scotia.

Read the full profile to learn more about the success that global defence companies, including Lockheed Martin Canada, MDA, and Irving Shipbuilding, have found in Nova Scotia, Canada by harnessing the strong base of technology prevalent across the province.

Regional report: Nova Scotia's aerospace and defence industry

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Industry Highlights:

  • More than 30% of Canada’s top defence companies are in Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia has the highest concentration of defence spending in Canada
  • Nova Scotia is home to the East Coast Navy and the largest air force base in eastern Canada
  • Canada's next generation of combat vessels are being built in Nova Scotia - thanks to a contract valued at $25 billion over the next 30 years

For more information, visit our Aerospace and Defence sector page.