Profiting from the Slaughter
of Innocents in Iraq:

An Exposť of Canadian War Industries aiding & abetting production of major US Weapons Systems in the Iraq War

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The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT), a Canadian anti-war network based in Ottawa, has published a detailed report exposing Canadian corporate complicity in the Iraq War. This COAT report highlights Canadian war industry exports for 39 different varieties of war planes deployed in the invasion and occupation of Iraq since March 2003.

COAT's report reveals the names of 130 Canadian military exporters and includes hundreds of internet links proving that key Canadian products and services have been provided for dozens of the world's deadliest weapons systems used in the Iraq War. 

To access COAT's detailed data tables, click on the names or images of the major weapons systems below. Click here for a table summarizing some of the key data found in the data tables of this report.

The three dozen data tables in this exposť also reveal corporate links to the so-called Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CADSI). This federal government-funded lobby group is the organizer of CANSEC -- Canada's largest military export bazaar. CADSI's upcoming CANSEC 2009 trade show will be hosted at the City of Ottawa's Lansdowne Park, May 27-28, 2009. This directly contravenes the City's 1989 motion banning all arms exhibitions from municipal facilities. This ban resulted from COAT's first campaign, exactly 20 years ago.

Among the military companies belonging to CADSI, is Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien's Calian Technologies. SED Systems, a wholly-owned division of Calian, will again exhibit its wares at the CANSEC war show this May. SED's "Manportable Surveillance & Target Acquisition Radar" has been used in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans.  Read three recent Citizen articles on CANSEC and the Mayor's clear conflict of interest in promoting this weapons exhibition. Calian products are embedded in the following war planes used in the Iraq War that are detailed in this COAT report:
C-130
"Hercules"  F-117 "Night Hawk"   RQ-4 "Global Hawk"  U-2 "Dragon Lady"  F/A-18 "Hornet"
(
Calian products are also employed in the MQ-8B "Fire Scout," a killer aerial robot drone equipped with laser-guided missiles, that is slated for deployment in Iraq.)

Most Canadians strongly oppose the Iraq war and would be shocked to learn that so many companies in this country have aiding and abetting the illegal invasion and occupation that has slaughtered so many innocent civilians. Some 1.3 million Iraqis have been killed so far as a direct result of the war since the "shock and awe" aerial bombardments began six years ago this month. The Canadian government has also strongly supported the Iraq War in dozens of other significant ways besides allowing, and often financing, Canadian military exports to supply America's major weapons systems.

Click on the links below for details on Canadian corporate complicity in producing the major weapons systems used in Iraq.

A-10 "Thunderbolt"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
15 Canadian war companies
10 Current or former members of CADSI
6 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

AC-130 "Spectre"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
5 Canadian war companies
5 Current or former members of CADSI
3 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

AH-1 "Cobra"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
9 Canadian war companies
7 Current or former members of CADSI
6 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

AH-64 "Apache"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
17 Canadian companies
13 Current or former members of CADSI
12 CANSEC 2008 &/or 2009 exhibitors

AV-8 "Harrier"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
13 Canadian companies
8 Current or former members of CADSI
5 CANSEC 2008 &/or 2009 exhibitors

B-1 "Lancer"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
6 Canadian companies
5 Current or former members of CADSI
3 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

B-2 "Spirit"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
8 Canadian companies
7 Current or former members of CADSI
2 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

B-52 "Stratofortress"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
10 Canadian companies
6 Current or former members of CADSI
3 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

Various C-series

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on Canadian products &/or services:
4 Canadian companies
3 Current or former members of CADSI
1 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors








 

C-130 "Hercules"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
45 Canadian companies
29 Current or former members of CADSI
18 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

CH-47 "Chinook"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
19 Canadian companies
11 Current or former members of CADSI
8 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

CH-53 "Sea Stallion"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
9 Canadian companies
6 Current or former members of CADSI
5 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

EA-6B "Prowler"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
11 Canadian companies
10 Current or former members of CADSI
5 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

Various E-Series

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on Canadian products &/or services:
18 Canadian companies
15 Current or former members of CADSI
11 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors










F-14 "Tomcat"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
14 Canadian companies
9 Current or former members of CADSI
4 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

F-15 "Eagle"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
32 Canadian companies
22 Current or former members of CADSI
13 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

F-16 "Fighting Falcon"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
38 Canadian companies
24 Current or former members of CADSI
14 CANSEC 2008 &/or 2009 exhibitors

F/A-18 "Hornet"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
49 Canadian companies
35 Current or former members of CADSI
22 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

F-117 "Nighthawk"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
6 Canadian companies
4 Current or former members of CADSI
1 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitor

Various H-series

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on Canadian products &/or services:
13 Canadian companies
9 Current or former members of CADSI
6 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors














KC-135 "Stratotanker"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
7 Canadian companies
7 Current or former members of CADSI
5 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

P-3 "Orion"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
25 Canadian companies
17 Current or former members of CADSI
11 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

RQ-4 "Global Hawk"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
2 Canadian companies
2 Current or former members of CADSI
1 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitor

 

U-2 "Dragon Lady"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
2 Canadian companies
2 Current or former members of CADSI
1 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitor

UH-1 "Huey"

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on Canadian products &/or services:
13 Canadian companies
11 Current or former members of CADSI
9 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

UH-60 "Black Hawk"

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on Canadian products &/or services:

19 Canadian companies
15 Current or former members of CADSI
8 CANSEC 2008 & 2009 exhibitors

Note: This March 2009 report by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) provides only a partial listing of Canadian contracts for some of the top aerial-based weapons systems used in the Iraq war.  For additional information on other Canadian products used in Iraq, including other warplanes, as well as cruise missiles, uninhabited aerial vehicles, tanks, armoured combat land vehicles, large artillery weapons and sea-based weapons systems, see this back issue of COAT's magazine, Press for Conversion! Operation Embedded Complicity

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The data presented here
 was prepared by Canada's Ottawa-based Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT). This report is part of a campaign to expose and oppose CANSEC 2009, Canada's largest military industry trade show. CANSEC 2009 will be hosted at a City of Ottawa facility called Lansdowne Park, May 27-28, 2009. Please join us in exposing and opposing CANSEC! 

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