WikiWeapons Canada
By refusing to release data on military exports to the U.S.,
Liberal and Conservative governments alike have consistently concealed
a full eighty percent of Canada's military exports.

To expose this cover up, COAT is releasing data to reveal the details of almost 19,000 Canadian military-export contracts to the U.S. worth US$7.2 Billion.

In an effort to fill a massive gap in the Government of Canada's reporting on military exports, the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) is releasing the "WikiWeapons Canada" database.  This resource contains revealing details about 18,888 Canadian military-export contracts to the United States.  These contracts, valued at over US$7.2 billion, date from 1999 to 2009. (Download the WikiWeapons Canada database and open with MS Excel.)

Although the Government of Canada has released periodic reports since 1990 on Canadian military exports, these severely-flawed publications have never included any data on military exports to the United States. This astounding but deliberate flaw in reports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) needs to be rectified because the U.S. accounts for 80% of this country's total military exports. (Read why COAT is releasing this data, and why the government should include U.S. figures in its periodic report called, Export of Military Goods from Canada.)

"WikiWeapons Canada" exposes information about a wide range of Canadian military exports to the U.S., including small arms, automatic weapons, ammunition, armoured battle vehicles and high-tech electronic components that have been embedded in many of the world's deadliest weapons systems.

Canadian Components Embedded in Major U.S. Weapons Systems used in Iraq and Afghan Wars:
The database includes more than 1,100 contracts -- valued at US$900 million -- for Canadian-made components sold to the U.S. for assembly into numerous varieties of major weapons systems used in the Iraq and Afghan wars. For example:

* Warplane that fires Depleted Uranium (A-10 "Thunderbolt")
* Helicopter gunships (AH-1 "Cobra," AH-64 "Apache")
* Bombers (B-1 "Lancer," B-2 "Spirit," B-52 "Stratofortress")
* Vehicles (M1 "Abrams" tanks, M2 "Bradley Fighting Vehicles")
* Heavy Artillery (M109 155 mm "Paladin" howitzer)
* Electronic-warfare aircraft (E-2 "Hawkeye," E-3 "Sentry," EA-6B "Prowler," ES-3A "Shadow")
* Fighter and Attack warplanes (F-14 "Tomcat," F-15 "Eagle," F-16 "Fighting Falcon," F/A-18 "Hornet")

Other contracts for Canadian military exports to the U.S. revealed in "WikiWeapons Canada" database include:

Small arms:
* M249 light machine gun/automatic weapons (5.56 mm)
* M60 machine guns (7.62 mm)


US$650 million, 163 contracts
* ranging from under 30mm to over 125 mm

US$105 million, 300 contracts for guns up to 200 mm calibre:
* under 30 mm: US$60 million, 237 contracts
* 75 mm - 125 mm: US$32 million, 52 contracts
* 125 mm - 200 mm: US$13 million, 12 contracts

Weapons-Firing Systems:
US$78 million, 34 contracts

Combat Vehicles and parts:
US$1.27 Billion, 2000+ contracts.

Guided Missile Remote-Control Systems for helicopters:

* AH-1G "Cobra"
* AH-1J "Sea Cobra"
* CH-53 "Sea Stallion"
* CH-46 "Sea Knight"
* SH-60 "Sea Hawk"

Stoking the Tsunamis
of War & Repression

On March 11, 2011, just hours after Japan's earthquake, the Government of Canada released its long-delayed and  severely-flawed report on military exports for the years 2007 to 2009. As usual, 80% of the data is missing because these reports have never include data on Canadian military exports to the U.S.

data tables about Canada's
Military Exports:

Fuelling War in
Iraq and Afghanistan

Between 2007 and 2009, Canada exported military technology worth $6.8 Billion to 40 countries with armed forces fighting in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.
(See COAT data table.)

Fuelling "Internal" Wars in 14 Countries
An additional $47 million in Canadian exports helped equip military forces in 14 countries as they waged armed conflicts within their own borders.
(See COAT data table.)

97% Exported to
Countries at War

Countries at war received 97% of Canada's total military exports.  Of the over $7.1 Billion worth of military products that Canada exported to 108 countries between 2007 and 2009, 80% went to one country -- the U.S..
(See COAT's pie chart.)

A mere 2.8% of Canada's Arms Exports went to Countries NOT at war
Canadian military exports that did not fuel overt wars and occupations, amounted for a mere 2.8% of the total (i.e., $200 million out of $7.1 Billion).
(See COAT's data table.)

Arming Repression
in the M
iddle East
and North Africa

Over the past 2 months, COAT has produced hundreds of webpages and data tables to expose details about Canadian military exports to 20 countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. (This is juxtaposed with many resources  on human rights abuses in each country.)
(See seven sets of COAT data tables.)

Canadian military export
to the U.S. reported in COAT's WikiWeapons Canada database
(in U.S. dollars)

Data from WikiWeapons Canada for 1999 and 2009 are incomplete and are not included in the above table.
Figures in the above graph are rounded to the closest million.

For more information, contact the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)