Achievements and History

Achievements: Global defence and security

Since the 1950s, CCC has partnered with Canada’s allies to deliver aerospace, defence and security products and services worldwide. Recent highlights include:

  • CCC signed a contract with the Colombian Ministry of National Defense for 24 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) produced by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada) in London, ON, in 2013.
  • Contracting with the Argentinean Ministry of Security for a Cargo Detection System in 2011
  • Delivering a Hercules Observer Trainer (HOT) to the Royal Australian Air Force in 2011
  • Working with Montreal’s Forensic Technology WAI Inc. to send a forensic technology solution to the Malaysian police 2010
  • Signing a contract with the Government of Peru for the delivery of 12 Twin Otter aircraft in 2010
  • Becoming Prime Contractor for the delivery of Colt Canada’s C7 and C8 small arms to Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
  • Joint procurement between Canada’s Department of National Defence and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence for an infrared search and track system in 2006

History: Global defence and security

  • 1946: CCC is created as a Crown corporation by an Act of Parliament. Its mandate is to support the reconstruction of post-World War II Europe, led by the  U.S. under the Marshall Plan. Major shipments and projects include sending 23,700 horses to Europe, $4 million in automotive parts to United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, $4 million in steel bridging to China and $62 million of ship construction for France.
  • 1947 – 1951: CCC functions as the domestic procurement agency for Canada’s Department of National Defence.
  • 1953: After the Korean Armistice, CCC steps in as the purchasing agent for the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency.
  • 1956: The Government of Canada and the U.S. Department of Defense formalize their relationship by signing the Defence Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA). The document situates CCC as the portal for most contracts awarded to Canadian firms by the U.S. Department of Defense, recognizing the importance of the integrated nature of the North American defence industrial base.
  • 1962: Following the success of the DPSA, NASA signs an agreement to establish a similar level of support to NASA for contracts awarded to Canadian firms through CCC.
  • 1963: Canada and the U.S. DoD sign the Defense Development Sharing Agreement (DDSA) to promote joint funding of research and development projects conducted by Canadian companies. Contracts awarded under this program are managed by CCC in the same manner as DPSA contracts.
  • 2006: CCC begins to sign Memoranda of Agreement with Ministries of Defence for defence and security purchases from Canada.
  • 2007: CCC signs a Procurement Services Agreement with the Royal Norwegian Air Force for C130 and P3 aircraft.