October 19, 2018 – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), issued the following statement today in response to the federal government’s selection of Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).
“Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for the CSC program, and for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as a whole. CADSI firmly believes, as we always have, that this is a nation-building program that will bolster Canadian industry, lead to more high-wage, high-skilled jobs and create a lasting legacy for future generations.
Moving forward, CADSI will continue its unwavering support for the NSS, fully expecting that Canadian companies and Canadian workers will play a key role during the design and construction of these ships, as well as throughout their lifespans.
CADSI also recognizes that today’s announcement is part of an ongoing process, and we are far from the finish line. Canada is a country with 58,000km of mainland coast on three oceans. This program is about ensuring a first-rate, modernized navy for future generations. Today, we are one step closer.”