Ottawa Tourism

Defence & Security

Ottawa is headquarters of the Department of National Defence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Communications Security Establishment Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Plus major firms including Lockheed-Martin, General Dynamics, Thales and Raytheon have operations here.

  • 300 companies engaged in the aerospace, defence and security ecosystems
  • Over 180 Ottawa-based companies offer security technologies and services
  • Over 140 companies develop products and services supporting military personnel and equipment
  • Over 17,000 company and sector-related research institute employees, faculty and graduates are based here.

THE IDEAL GATHERING PLACE FOR DEFENSE, SECURITY & AEROSPACE (.pdf)