Canada First

Canadian Strategic Industry Engagements

Committed to Business-to-Business cooperation with Canadian Industry.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) wishes to expand its Business-to-Business cooperation with Canadian Industry in order to identify companies that are developing technology in areas of interest to GA-ASI.

MQ-9B is the next generation of GA-ASI's multi-mission MQ-9A fleet that has achieved over 6 million flight hours. MQ-9B features >40 hour endurance, all-weather, short-field, self-deployment (through SATCOM controlled automatic take-off and landing), and "detect-and-avoid" capabilities. MQ-9B has also been selected by the Royal Air Force for its PROTECTOR RG Mk1 program.

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In order to identify Canadian companies to work with, GA-ASI will organize Strategic Industry Engagements across Canada. Canadian companies with proven aerospace and defense capabilities and able to provide technologies in the following areas:

  • Aircraft Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
  • Sensor Data Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED)
  • Airborne Sensors/Payloads
  • Global Supply Chain for aircraft components & manufacturing
  • Unmanned Aircraft Research and Development (R&D) related projects


Submit a request to participate.

Canadian companies are invited to submit a request to participate along with their company profiles and additional information requested in the Participation Request form. These interviews are only open to Canadian companies. Companies will be selected to participate in the strategic industry engagements based upon their proven capabilities, products and experience. Companies who have submitted a request to participate will be reviewed by GA-ASI. Companies selected to participate will be sent a formal invitation with a meeting time with GA-ASI's subject matter experts to discuss their company's capabilities.

Please review the GA-ASI overview presentation prior to submitting your request to participate. Your timely and complete answers to the following questions will be the criteria used to determine participation in the industry engagement. Small and Medium enterprises are encouraged to participate and will be an important part of Team SkyGuardian's commitment to industry.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and your company.

GA-ASI International Industrial Cooperation Team

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  • GA-ASI & Reaper Overview

    Step 1.

    GA-ASI Overview

    Please review the GA-ASI Company Overview.

    Download Overview
  • Complete the Participation Request Form

    Step 2.

    Complete the Participation Request Form

    Please fully complete the Participation Request form. (Please make sure to upload any relevant materials being aware of 25MB file size limitations).

    Complete Participation Form