U.S.-Canadian Defense Industrial Cooperation
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.