War Industries
Exporting Parts
and/or Services
to the USA
for the


Canadian Components
and/or Services
for the

 F/A-18 "Hornet"

Fighter/Attack Aircraft

(click below to open online sources of information)

Canadian Association
of Defence and
Security Industries (CADSI)

(Organizer of CANSEC,
Canada's largest military industry trade show)

Current &/or
former member
2008 &/or 2009
AeroTek Manufacturing Ltd Manufacturing, Engineering, R & D and Technical Services

Aircraft Appliances and Equipment Ltd. Repair and overhaul of aircraft accessories for Canadian owners and users of aircraft built by US companies

Alt Software Inc. Embedded OpenGL system allows pilots to view digital moving maps, enact weapon guidance, increase situational awareness and perform other mission critical aircraft management functions. (F/A-18EF)
(Source 1)   
(Source 2)    (Source 3)
Alta Precision Inc. Undisclosed manufacturing servies

Atlantis Systems International Inc. Simulation-based training systems

Integrated Maintenance Training Systems for Australian and Canadian F/A-18s

yes 2008 & 2009
Avcorp Industries Inc. Maintenance tooling and Crew seats, engine containers (AWSM Enterprises) yes
Bristol Aerospace Limited Engine components, and turbine frames (F/A-18E/F) yes (and parent company) 2008 & 2009 (parent company)
CAE Inc Fast jet simulation devices (F/A-18E/F) yes 2008 & 2009
Calian Technologies Ltd. Technical and Liaison Support (RAAF)
yes 2008 & 2009
(subsidiary company)
Cam-Tag Industries Inc. Machined components
(Source 1)  
(Source 1)


Canadian Commercial Corp. (company undisclosed) air conditioning and heating (for the F/A-18A).
gas turbine and jet engine parts (for the F/A-18A).
landing gear
electrical & electronic boards cards & assorted hardware
unmounted, antifriction bearings
Meteorological Instruments
Misc. communication equipment
C-CORE Australia and Canada high gravity testing on aircraft electronic components yes 2008 & 2009
Cercast Inc. Main heads up display housing (F/A-18A)

CMC Electronics Inc. Miscellaneous Items
Electrical Control Equipment

Maint & Repair of Eq/Aircraft Structural Comps
(2001)    (2005)

Gas Turbines and Jet Engines, Acft & Comps

Miscellaneous Communication Equipment
Electrical & Elct Boards, Cards & Asscted Hrdwre

Electrical & Elct Boards, Cards & Asscted Hrdwre

Aircraft AC, Heating, and Pressurizing Equipment

Microcircuits for electronically scanned array radar system for targeting, tracking and enhanced situational awareness

Msl Aircraft Accessories and Components
yes 2008 & 2009
DRS Flight Safety and Communications Deployable flight incident recorder (F/A-18C & F/A-18E/F) yes
2008 & 2009 (parent company)
DRS Technologies Canada Miscellaneous Communication Equipment
Batteries, Nonrechargeable
Msl Aircraft Accessories and Components
(2002)    (2003)
yes 2008 & 2009
DY 4 Systems Inc. (1) upgrade of Advanced Mission Computer and Display Processor avionics system,
(2) display system,
(3) Single Board Computers (F/A-18E/F)
Edgewater Computer Systems Inc Advanced computer and communications technology

Data bus technology

ELCAN Optical Technologies Cockpit Television Lenses yes 2008 (parent company)
GasTOPS Ltd. Interactive, computer-based diagnostic tool for event-based fault isolation identifies damaged or malfunctioning equipment components. yes 2009
Haley Industries Limited Castings (F/A-18A) yes (parent company) 2008 (parent company)
Heroux Devtek Inc. Large structural components and landing gear components and complete landing gear assemblies

Launch bar power unit and Side brace assembly (F/A-18A) (West Heights Manufacturing)
Honeywell ASCa Inc. Miscellaneous Items

Meteorological Instruments and Apparatus

Aircraft Landing Gear Components

Msl Aircraft Accessories and Components

Electronic Environmental Control Systems
yes (parent company) 2008 & 2009 (parent company)
Hypernetics Limited Electromagnetic indicators, flags, shutters and annunciators

Undisclosed Manufacturing, Engineering, R & D and Technical Services
IMP Group International Inc., Aerospace Division Airframe Structural Components
(2001)     (2002)
yes 2008 & 2009
Interfast Inc. Distributes specialty fasteners and installation tooling and provides engineering product support and customized inventory management services.

L-3 Communications CMRO US and Cda
Component Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul & Upgrade Services for dynamic components, avionics, instrumentation, indicators, power generation, hydraulic, mechanical components, and ground support equipment.
yes (parent company) 2008 & 2009 (parent company)
L-3 Communications Electronic Systems Inc. Flat Panel Display
(Source 1)    (Source 2)    (Source 3)    (Source 4)

Ring Laser Gyro Inertial navigation system
yes (parent company) 2008 & 2009 (parent company)
L-3 Communications MAS Barrel Replacement Program for Australian F/A-18s
Refurbish outer wing panels for U.S. Navy of F/A-18s

Canada and Australia

Installation training and engineering support (Australia)
yes (parent company) 2008 & 2009 (parent company)
L-3 Communications Spar Aerospace Ltd Batteries, Nonrechargeable

(1) flight incident recorders, electronic weapons management system and circuit cards,
(2) Automatic test equipment (F/A-18A).
2008 & 2009 (parent company)

Flight deck display

yes 2009
Lynch Dynamics Inc. Manufacturing, Engineering, R & D and Technical Services

Magellan Aerospace Corporation Engine and/or Airframe components (F/A-18C and F/A-18E/F) yes 2008 & 2009
Messier-Dowty F-18 Bearings, Plain, Unmounted

Landing gear system (F/A-18E/F)

Nose landing gear

Landing gear (F/A-18 E/F)
(Source 1)    (Source 2)

Messier-Dowty Inc. Bearings, Plain, Unmounted (F-18)

Landing gear system (F/A-18E/F)

Nose landing gear

Landing gear (F/A-18 E/F)


Metal Improvement Company LLC Metal treatment services to enhance performance yes (parent company)
Mxi Technologies Automatic Data Processing Software

Software for aviation maintenance management

Automated Maintenance Environment
Navhouse Corporation Recertification and repair and overhaul of Inertial Navigation Units and subassemblies

Novatronics Inc. Undisclosed components (likely electric motors and/or position sensors) yes

Orenda Aerospace Corp. F-18 Gas Turbines and Jet Engines, Acft & Comps 

Repair, overhaul and support services for the engine

yes 2008 & 2009 (parent company)
Presagis Embedded graphics software yes 2008 & 2009
Raytheon Canada Ltd Total support services for Air Systems Avionics and armament (F-18)

Radar system support

yes 2008 & 2009
Recon/Optical Inc High-and medium-altitude shared reconnaissance pod sensors (F/A-18E/F).

Simex Defence Inc. Engine Spares yes

Sparton Electronics Printed circuit board assembly yes
Technologies Harness Scanner Unspecified electrical/electronic services

Vac Aero International Inc. Heat treating and brazing services

Services for nose landing gear

Wiebel Aerospace (1995) Inc Bolts (F-18) yes



CADSI Membership
Data on current membership in the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is based on data from the online "CADSI Member Profiles Database" (accessed in early February, 2009). Here is a Google's cached version.

To see whether the above companies are CADSI members (as of early February 2009), refer to the table called
"Canadian War Industries Supplying Parts
&/or Services for the Major US Weapons Systems used by Israel"

Past CADSI membership is based on
archived listings in the CADSI Member Profiles Database (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), as well as membership listings for CADSI's predecessor organisation, the "Canadian Defence Industries Association" (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003).

CANSEC Exhibitors 2008 & 2009
List of Exhibitors at CANSEC 2008 in Ottawa (Canada's largest arms show is organized by CADSI)
List of 2009 Exhibitors (CANSEC website)

Campaign to Oppose CANSEC
Prepared by the Ottawa-based Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT), the above data table is part of a campaign to expose and oppose CANSEC, Canada's largest military industry trade show. In contravention of a 1989 motion banning all arms shows from municipal property, CANSEC 2009 is being hosted by the City of Ottawa at Lansdowne Park, May 27-28, 2009.  Click here to read more about our CAMPAIGN.

COAT Articles:
Canadian Military Exports, War Crimes in Gaza and Ottawa's Arms Bazaar

Banning Anti-War Posters and Un-banning War Shows (The Leveller)

Banning Art, Blaming the Victim and Rewarding Canadian War Exporters (Canadian Dimension)

CANSEC: Making a Killing on War (Peace and Environment News)

COAT Reports:
Complicity of Canadian War Industries in the Iraq War:
Three Dozen Major U.S. War Planes Embedded with Canadian Hardware and Deployed in the Iraq War

Canadian Military Exports to Israel: Aiding and Abetting War Crimes in Gaza (2008-2009)