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U.S.-Canadian Defense Industrial Cooperation

September 19, 2017 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

This event will rollout the CSIS report on U.S.-Canadian Defense Industrial Cooperation and focus on a broader discussion of the U.S.-Canadian defense industrial relationship. While the overall U.S.-Canada defense industrial relationship remains sound, the CSIS study team did identify a range of recommendations to enhance its value to both partners. With recent changes of political leadership in both the United States and Canada, this is a natural time to look at the common interests of the two countries and plan next steps. To assist in that effort, CSIS has identified three areas where government-to-government cooperative efforts directly support national security priorities and also take advantage of the comparative industrial advantages of the two nations: enhancing RDT&E cooperation in the Arctic region; prioritizing air and missile defense, maritime domain awareness, and cybersecurity capability development and equipment modernization efforts; and accelerating and aligning innovation initiatives. Further recommendations can be found within the study itself.

This study and event are made possible by the generosity of Canadian Commercial Corporation. 

Andrew Philip Hunter

Former, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

Martin Zablocki

President and CEO, Canadian Commercial Corporation