Québec is extremely well served in the land transportation industry, made up of more than 650 companies, with more than 31,000 employees and revenues of more than $ 7 billion. In addition, there are large, internationally known, land-based infrastructure, simulation, transportation and ammunition prime contractors located in Québec, as well as clusters of suppliers around certain prime contractors.

Québec's strength is the great diversity of its transportation vehicles and ability to innovate and adapt products to different customer base. As North American leaders in several specialized markets, Québec companies aim to accelerate adoption of innovative technologies for defence, security and civil protection markets. In some cases, products developed by Québec suppliers and exportable abroad are not affected by requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) at the international level and are therefore more attractive.

 Québec has significant expertise in eight land-related market segments:

  1. Ammunitions;
  2. Electro-optical, radar and sonar systems and components; fire control, warning and countermeasure systems and related components;
  3. Communication and navigation systems; and other information technologies (including processing and dissemination), software, electronic devices and their components;
  4. Combat vehicles and components;
  5. Maintenance, repair and overhaul of combat vehicles and related training activities;
  6. Simulation systems for land vehicles and other applications, including staff training through simulation (e.g. intelligent software, visual systems, network simulations and real-time simulators);
  7. Staff training and combat training services, including land military training services; and training of military shooters and snipers;
  8. Troop support, mainly military and protective equipment and clothing, as well as camp facilities and military shelters.

Land sector news

  • Germany plans to buy eight IRIS-T air defence systems for its military - document

    February 1, 2023 | International, Land

    Germany plans to buy eight IRIS-T air defence systems for its military - document

    Germany aims to purchase eight IRIS-T air defence units for its military, according to a document seen by Reuters, referring to a medium-range surface-to-air system that Berlin has bought to donate to Kyiv but not yet purchased for its own forces.

  • U.S. military seeking international innovators specializing in advanced manufacturing and materials

    January 31, 2023 | International, Aerospace, Naval, Land

    U.S. military seeking international innovators specializing in advanced manufacturing and materials

    The U.S. Army, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, is now accepting concept white papers for its xTechInternational Competition. The competition is open to international entities including small to medium businesses and academic and research institutions interested in tackling current challenges in the advanced manufacturing and materials space. Up to $530,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to eligible participants, which includes Canadian innovators.   In addition to the cash prizes, the xTechInternational competition will provide: Direct access to Department of Defense and international stakeholders; Transparent and detailed feedback from multi-disciplinary experts; and Mentoring and educational opportunities through their accelerator programming. The competition is open now and accepting concept white paper submissions until 13:00 GMT (8:00 a.m. EST) March 2, 2023. For more information, visit the xTechInternational competition web page

  • US Army goes virtual to help Ukraine maintain weapons

    January 31, 2023 | International, Land

    US Army goes virtual to help Ukraine maintain weapons

    The Army is realizing the value of remote maintenance, now used to help Ukraine, for future sustainment in highly contested environments.

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