Lockheed Martin Canada Opens New Facility in Ottawa
LM Canada MST, a business division of Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. today moved into its new facility on Palladium Drive, increasing their footprint by 45,000 sq/ft.
Lockheed Martin Canada Mission Systems & Training (LM Canada MST) today moved into its new headquarters at 501 Palladium Drive, Kanata (formerly SMART Technologies). The Canadian headquarters for the LM Canada MST business division outgrew its facility on Solandt Road in Kanata. The Ottawa sites had been operating out of that building and two offsite warehouses for the past six years.
Lockheed Martin Canada has been advancing Canadian business and innovation for 75 years. 2014 marked this anniversary milestone and the company realized several notable achievements. The contract for the Royal New Zealand Navy Frigate Systems Upgrade in April was the first export of LM Canada MST’s combat management system originally designed and developed in Canada for the Halifax-class modernization project (HCM). HCM is a $4.3 billion program to upgrade and enhance the existing fleet of 12 ships.
The New Zealand program will bring hundreds of jobs into Canada and is directly attributable to the expertise and record of success LM Canada MST has established with HCM as the combat systems integrator. In November, LM Canada MST joined the Government of Canada and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in celebrating the successful modernization of the first four Halifax-Class frigates.
Rosemary Chapdelaine, Vice President and General Manager of LM Canada MST, said “It is precisely these kinds of contract awards and future pursuits that pushed us beyond our capacity at the Solandt Road location. This move represents our commitment to growing our business and creating enduring industrial capability in Canada.”
LM Canada MST’s new home better positions the business to accommodate its growth strategy. With 109,000 square feet of modern, state of the art facilities, the move will consolidate much needed office, laboratory, storage, and manufacturing space under one roof. The company completed significant renovations to the building from September to December, ensuring the building would support its operations.
Chapdelaine concludes, “Our new facility allows for future flexibility and continued growth. As we leverage our unique capability both in-country and internationally, we will be growing our teams and effectively using the increased space and resources this building offers.”