We opened our Ottawa office in the late 90s to support Canada's submarine program and continue to do so. Today, we have a number of other business units operating from this office including Applied Intelligence, Naval Ships, Maritime Services and our Naval Weapon Systems business.
BAE Systems products currently in service in Canada include Hawk training aircraft, M777 Lightweight Towed Howitzers, BV206 all-terrain vehicles and 57mm naval guns on the Halifax class frigates. Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding also announced the acquisition in August 2015 of the Mk 38 25mm gun system for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program.
We also have a strong presence in Toronto, where our Applied Intelligence business provides information intelligence solutions to government and commercial customers. Canada has a significant global financial sector, and the demand here for cutting-edge cloud-based solutions like ours is high. We already work with the major banks and insurers in Canada to protect and enhance their business operations in the connected world. Our solutions combine large-scale data exploitation, 'intelligence-grade' security and complex services and solutions integration.