Weapons companies across Canada are making a fortune off of the carnage in Gaza and the occupation of Palestine.
This is a call to action. It's time to stop letting these weapons companies profit off of the massacre of thousands of Palestinians.
Find a location near you, scout and research it, get friends and allies together, and interrupt their business as usual to demand they stop selling arms and military technology to Israel.
It is time for Canada to make its call for a ceasefire real by putting an arms embargo in place now. Until the Canadian government stops the flow of weapons to Israel, then people across the country are forced to take whatever actions we can to stop a genocide.

Note on the map above and list below: The Canada-Israel weapons trade is extremely secretive. This is an incomplete list of weapons companies involved in arming the Israeli military, and includes both manufacturing facilities and offices. It includes companies involved in arming the Israeli military via facilities and divisions in other countries, but where we do not yet have the information to confirm whether their Canadian branches are directly involved. Canadian data on 2022 military exports is available here. It does not name companies involved. Have more to add? Let us know by emailing us at canadastoparmingisrael@riseup.net  Are you a public servant, member of the Canadian Armed Forces, private contractor, or anyone else with relevant information about Canada’s support for Israel’s military? Here’s how to share it with us safely and confidentially.

Information on the weapons companies involved in arming the Israeli military listed in the map above:
Apex Industries

Canadian company that produces structural components for the F-35 out of its Moncton facility. The Israeli versions of these fighter jets, known as F35I Adirs, are being used by the Israeli Air Force in its deadly bombing campaign of Gaza.

Arconic

Arconic produces vital goods used in military aircrafts – specifically, Boeing Apache Helicopters and Lockheed Martin F-35 Fighter Jets. Both are supplied to the Israeli military occupation, who routinely put them to use in aerial assaults on Gaza.

ASCO Aerospace Canada

Canadian company that produces structural components for the F-35. The Israeli military’s F-35s, known as F35I Adirs, are currently being used by the Israeli Air Force in its deadly bombing campaign of Gaza.

ATP / Veryon

ATP makes software for F-35s. Lockheed Martin’s F35 fighter jets are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinian civilians and were used extensively in the Gaza bombardment of 2014 and 2021. Israel’s Ministry of defense made a $3bn deal in July to purchase another 25 F-35s.

BAE

BAE Systems provides weapon systems and components to the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of F-15, F-16, and F-35 fighter jets.

Bell Textron

Bell Textron Canada Ltd have a manufacturing and servicing plant for helicopters in Mirabel QC, and a supply centre in Calgary. At least two models of their fighter helicopters are used by Israel’s air force.

Ben Machine Products

Canadian company supplying electro-hydraulic actuation system components to the F-35 program. The Israeli military’s F-35s, known as F35I Adirs, are currently being used by the Israeli Air Force in its deadly bombing campaign of Gaza.

Boeing / Jeppesen / Aviall

Boeing is the world’s third-largest military company. It manufactures multiple weapon systems sold to the Israeli military that are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinian civilians, including fighter jets, attack helicopters, missiles, bombs, and precision-guided bomb kits. Jeppesen and Aviall are owned by Boeing.

Boeing has previously noted that “Canadian partners provide aerospace parts for all Boeing commercial airplane models and nearly all defence programs, including the AH-64 Apache and F-15 fighter aircraft.” Both are currently being used by Israel to bomb Gaza.

CMC Electronics

An avionics company, founded in Canada, who applied for an export license in 2018 for “CMA-9000 flight management system for demonstration” destined for Elbit Systems. Elbit is Israel’s biggest weapons company.

Cobham Aerospace Communications

Cobham Aerospace Communications’ parent company, Cobham, is part of the F-35 program. The Israeli military’s F-35s, known as F35I Adirs, are currently being used by the Israeli Air Force in its deadly bombing campaign of Gaza.

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is a subsidiary of RTX (formerly Raytheon). Collins Aerospace has partnered with Elbit Systems to provide Helmet Mounted Display Systems for the F-35 program. Collins also participates in the production of F-16 and Apache Helicopters. Israel’s fleets of F-35 and F-16 fighter jets, as well as its  Apache helicopters, are being used in the assault on Gaza.

Curtiss-Wright

An aerospace company that supports Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, providing equipment connected to the handling of armaments and missiles on these fighter jets. The company also provides electronics to Apache helicopters. Curtiss-Wright was listed by Lockheed Martin in 2019 as one of the Canadian companies contributing to the F-35 program. Israel’s fleets of F-35 fighter jets and Apache helicopters are being used in the assault on Gaza.

Cyclone Manufacturing

Builds precision parts for Lockheed Martin’s F35s out of several GTA facilities.

Excelitas

Creates optoelectronics for a range of civilian and military uses and has exported various products to Israel.

FTG

FTG is a supplier to the F-35 program.

Gastops

Canadian company that supplies engine health monitoring for the F-35 program.

General Dynamics

The world’s sixth largest weapon manufacturer, General Dynamics
supplies the Israeli military with a wide variety of weapons, including artillery ammunition and bombs for attack jets currently used in Israel’s assault on Gaza. The company’s technologies are also integrated into Israel’s main weapon systems, including fighter jets and armored combat vehicles.

General Dynamics is the only company in the U.S. that makes the metal bodies of the MK-80 bomb series, the primary weapon type Israel uses to bomb Gaza, and the 155mm caliber artillery shells, which have been used extensively to attack Gaza. More information via AFSC here and here.

General Dynamics Land Systems 

A subsidiary of General Dynamics, GDLS provides components and kits for armoured vehicles and other weapons systems to the Israeli military. 

General Electric / GE

One of the world’s largest weapons companies, GE manufactures engines for multiple weapon systems that are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinians, including the Apache helicopters, and Boeing’s F-15 and Lockheed Martin’s F-16 fighter jets.

GeoSpectrum Technologies (Canada)

GeoSpectrum is a subsidiary of Elbit. Elbit is Israel’s biggest military and arms company.

Heroux-Devtek

Heroux-Devtek owns APPH, which manufactures military technology and landing gear for Elbit’s drones. Elbit’s drones are routinely used to bomb and surveil Palestinians. Heroux-Devtek is also a supplier to the F-35 fighter jet program.

Hikvision

Hikvision sells surveillance cameras to the Israeli military, police, and security agencies, including in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. More info via AFSC.

Honeywell Aerospace

Has provided jet engines and related services to Israel’s Ministry of Defense, including to trainer fighter jet planes. Its Ontario operations supply components for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft.

Horstman Canada

Horstman Canada is a combat vehicle company and division of the German Renk Group company that manufactures engines and transmission systems for Israel’s main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers.

Inkas

Produces armoured vehicles and has supplied the government of Israel with more command and control units than any other supplier in history.

Kraken Robotics

Kraken supplies its KATFISH towed sonar system to Elbit Systems Ltd., Israel’s biggest weapons company.

L3 Harris

L3Harris components are integrated into multiple weapon systems used by the Israeli military, including Israel’s air-to-ground bombs as well as its main warplanes, battle tanks, and warships.

Latecoere

Formerly called Avcorp, Latecoere produces structural components for the F35 out of their site in Delta, BC.

Leidos

Supplied Israel with screening technologies used at several military checkpoints in occupied Palestinian territory. The company’s SafeView body scanner machines have been installed in the Qalandia, Bethlehem, and Sha’ar Efraim (Irtach) checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. In addition, SafeView and ProVision scanners have been installed in the Erez checkpoint in the Gaza Strip.

Leonardo SpA / DRS

Leonardo makes the naval guns installed on the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar warships, which have been used to strike Gaza over the past few months. They also produce targeting systems for the F-35 fighter jet and various components for the Apache attack helicopters that have been deployed in Gaza.

Lockheed Martin

The world’s largest military company. It manufactures multiple weapon systems that are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinian civilians including the F16 and F35 fighter jets, warplanes used extensively in the Gaza bombardment of 2014 and 2021, and being used by the IDF in 2023-2024 as well. Lockheed Martin manufactures AGM-114 Hellfire missiles for Israel’s Apache helicopters. One of the main weapon types used in aerial attacks on Gaza, these missiles have been used extensively in 2023.

Magellan Aerospace

Magellan in Winnipeg manufactures “flight critical assemblies” to Lockheed Martin for production of their F-35 fighter jets.

Magellan’s Kitchener facility was awarded a multi-year contract in 2022 from Lockheed Martin for complex machined titanium components for all three variants of the F-35 aircraft.

F35s are routinely used in war crimes against Palestinian civilians and were used extensively in the Gaza bombardment of 2014 and 2021. Israel’s Ministry of defense made a $3bn deal in July to purchase another 25 F-35s.

Mecaer Aviation

Produces landing gear components for the F-35 fighter jet.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is the world’s sixth largest weapon manufacturer, and supplies the Israeli Air Force with the Longbow missile delivery system for its Apache attack helicopters and laser weapon delivery systems for its fighter jets. It has also supplied the Israeli Navy with Sa’ar 5 warships, which have participated in the assault on Gaza.

Palantir

Palantir has provided its AI predictive policing system to Israeli security forces to be used in its surveillance of the Palestinian civilian population in the occupied Palestinian territory. The system is intended to identify individuals who are deemed likely to launch “lone wolf” terrorist attacks and is used to justify their pre-emptive arrest.

The Royal Bank of Canada is a major investor in Palantir, with ownership of 2,380,700 shares as of June 30 2023.

Pratt and Whitney

A subsidiary of RTX, formerly Raytheon Technologies, Pratt & Whitney has a long history selling to Israel’s Ministry of Defense.

The Israeli Air Force has operated Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft for more than 65 years. Pratt & Whitney currently has a 15-year contract with the IMOD to service the entire fleet of IAF F-15s and F-16s – the latter being the IAF’s most important fighter jet.

Additionally, Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine powers the Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jet. The Israeli versions, known as F35I Adirs, are being used by the Israeli Air Force in its deadly bombing campaign of Gaza.

Pratt & Whitney’s Canadian subsidiary manufactures the PT6A turboprop engine that powers IAI’s Heron TP/Eitan drones. These combat drones can be armed with missiles, and Israel uses them in airstrikes, surveillance, intelligence gathering and target acquisition. Israel is using them in its current attack on Gaza.

More information here.

Raytheon/RTX

The world’s second-largest military company, RTX (formerly Raytheon) manufactures missiles, bombs, components for fighter jets, and other weapon systems used by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians. Notably, RTX supplies the Israeli Air Force with guided air-to-surface missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, as well as cluster bombs and bunker busters, which have consistently been used against Gaza’s civilian population and infrastructure.

Rheinmetall Canada

Germany’s largest weapons manufacturer, Rheinmetall is currently providing Israel with 10,000 rounds of 120mm precision tank ammunition.

Rheinmetall is also a partner of Elbit. Elbit is Israel’s biggest military and arms company.

Safran Group

Safran Group has an agreement with the Israeli government to provide it with telemetry equipment that will serve in the testing of its anti-missile system, specifically Arrow 3 system, as well as an agreement with Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to integrate Safran Vectronix AG’s Moskito Ti with Rafael’s Fire Weaver to make battlefield targeting technology.

Senstar

An Israeli company specializing in high-tech security systems for fences and walls. Its perimeter intrusion detection system are installed in the West Bank and Gaza walls.

Smiths Group

A British company that supplies a number of components to the F35 fighter jet program.

Stelia Aerospace

Produces structural components for the F-35 fighter jet out of its Lunenberg facility

Thales

Thales has been involved in Israel’s military supply chain for decades, providing various systems and components for Israel’s air force, navy and ground forces. Thales also provides materials for Israel’s fighter jets, such as the F-15 and the F-35. In addition, Thales supplies Israel with radars, missiles, electronic warfare systems, communication systems and naval equipment. Thales collaborates with Elbit, Israel’s largest weapons company,and they jointly own a subsidiary company UAV Tactical Systems (U-TacS), which makes killer drones.

Thyssenkrupp

A German shipbuilding company that boasts about decades of cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Israeli Navy. Recently signed a $3 billion deal to provide new submarines to the IDF.

Top Aces

Top Aces provides “advanced adversary training” to air forces. They recently purchased 29 former Israeli fighter jets (F-16s).

TTM Technologies

TTM Technologies has exported circuit boards from their Canadian location destined for consignees Elbit Systems & Artem Technologies Ltd, two Israeli companies, according to partially redacted records included in a 2020-2021 study by Canada’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE). According to the records and to a Plougshares analysis of those records, the circuit boards would be used “for Israel’s fleet of F-15 and V-22 aircraft, components for radios, transport vehicles, and other military goods.”

Other companies in Canada that support the Israeli military:
Awz Ventures

Awz Ventures is a venture capital fund. For years, the company has poured investments—totalling at least $350 million—into high-tech companies that support the Israeli security industry. In 2021, Awz launched a start-up accelerator in Tel Aviv that partners with the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s research and development wing and other Israeli agencies, including intelligence agency Mossad, security agency Shin Bet, and the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) elite cyber intelligence unit. Stephen Harper is a leading partner at the firm and president of its advisory committee.
More on Awz Ventures’ connections to the Israeli military in this Breach article.

ScotiaBank

Not a weapons company, but notable for their $500 million investment in Elbit, Israel’s largest military and arms company.

Zim

Zim is Israel’s largest shipping line & supplies weapons to the Israeli military.

More information on the Canada-Israel arms trade
Why are we demanding an immediate arms embargo?

Weapons companies across Canada are arming — and making a fortune off of — the carnage in Gaza and the massacre of thousands of Palestinians by selling weapons and military technology to Israel.

For three months, the Israeli military has been indiscriminately bombing civilian neighborhoods and infrastructure in Gaza, and has killed over 25,000 people, almost half of them children. Schools, hospitals, communications systems, water sources, agriculture as well doctors and journalists have been annihilated in targeted attacks, and food and fuel blocked leading to an unimaginable catastrophe being live streamed to our phones. Nearly 2 million people have been displaced, forced to march from one end of the Gaza strip to the next as bombs are dropped in “safe zones”.

Although the Canadian government has finally voted in favor of a ceasefire, Canada continues to support the Israeli military’s attacks on Gaza, notably by transferring weapons to Israel at record levels.

We are calling on Canada to impose an arms embargo on Israel, effective immediately. This means Canada would immediately halt all transfers of weapons to Israel. This includes canceling existing contracts to sell weapons, parts or military services to Israel,  revoking existing export licenses, and not issuing new contracts or export licenses.

It is time for Canada to make its call for a ceasefire real by cutting off the flow of weapons to Israel and putting an arms embargo in place now.

The value of Canada’s arms trade with Israel has been accelerating in the last few years, and in 2022 was at the third-highest level on record. In fact, according to the Government of Canada’s 2022 Exports of Military Goods report, while Israel wasn’t Canada’s largest export destination by value of military goods, there were more military export permits last year from Canada to Israel than to any other country. Canada awarded 315 permits for a total of $21.3 million worth of military goods and technology exported to Israel in 2022. Including $3.2 million in bombs, torpedoes, rockets, missiles, and other explosive devices. Unfortunately the figures released by the Canadian government exclude a large proportion of the military goods Canada provides to Israel by excluding all weapons components that  are shipped to the United States, notably including the Canadian-made components that go into the F-35i fighter jets currently being used by the IDF to bomb Gaza.

In order to export military goods, Canadian manufacturers must obtain permits under the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). Each year, Global Affairs Canada must deliver a report to Parliament to provide information on the export of military goods and technology from Canada in a given calendar year.

We are calling on Canada to impose an arms embargo on Israel, effective immediately. This means Canada immediately halting all transfers of weapons to Israel. This includes canceling existing contracts to sell weapons, parts or military services to Israel, revoking existing export licenses, and not issuing new contracts or export licenses.

An arms embargo can be put into place immediately and there are precedents for this. The Canadian government flipped the switch on export & brokering permits to Russia very quickly following its invasion of Ukraine, in spite of pre-existing contracts and related liabilities. Canada stopped issuing new permits and canceled existing ones. (See here for more information.)

And they did something similar with Turkiye in 2021, canceling existing export permits and putting a policy of presumptive denial against authorizing new ones, due to Turkiye’s illicit supply of Canadian-made military goods to Azerbaijan which was used in Azerbaijan’s attacks on Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh. 

Canada also imposed a two-way arms embargo on Israel in the late 1980s as a response to Israeli violence against Palestinians during the first intifada. 

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has the legal authority under Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act, and responsibility under the Arms Trade Treaty, to deny export permits for arms to Israel on human rights grounds. She can do this today.

At the same time as Canada exports weapons to Israel, Canada imported over $130 million in arms from Israel between 2018-2022, making Canada Israel’s 6th largest arms customer. This means that Canada is funding Israel’s arms industry at the same time as Canadian weapons are being used by the Israeli military.

For this reason, in addition to an arms embargo that would immediately stop all military exports from Canada to Israel,  we support a two-way arms embargo that would stop all military imports from Israel to Canada as well.

Canada has a legal responsibility under the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and its harmonized domestic legislation (Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act, EIPA), to ensure its arms exports are not used in the commission of serious violations of international law, or serious violence against women and children. The Arms Trade Treaty, of which Canada is a signatory, stresses the importance of respecting international humanitarian law, human rights, and regulating the global arms trade. Article 6.3 prohibits arms transfers by state parties if they know the arms could be used in genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva conventions, attacks directed against civilians, or other war crimes. There is ample evidence that arms are currently being used by Israel in precisely these ways.  

A longer response to this question is online in this document put together by Labour Against the Arms Trade, Labour 4 Palestine and World BEYOND War here.

Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz wrote the following in response to questions raised by her constituents at a Zoom townhall she held in November:

“Is Canada supplying arms to Israel?

The report by Global Affairs Canada in 2022 states that Canada exported over $21 million dollars worth of military goods and technology to Israel. Since our Zoom meetings, I have followed up directly to our Minister of Defence, the Hon Bill Blair to ask if Canada is supplying arms or technology to the current Israel – Hamas – Palestinian War & Conflict. He said to me that Canada is not providing arms or any military support to Israel. This includes no weapons and no ammunition.”

While we wish this were the case, this is patently untrue. Frankly, we’re unsure if MP Dzerowicz is being deliberately deceptive to her constituents or is deeply ignorant of Canada’s relations with Israel.

 In this answer she appears to be conflating 

  1. The export of military goods and services to Israel (sales by Canadian companies of military goods to the Israeli military, as referred to by the Global Affairs Canada report she cites in her answer), with 
  2. the possibility of the Canadian military sending weapons or military aid to Israel (which we can only assume is what Minister Bill Blair is affirming is not happening). 

While it is good to have Defense Minister Blair confirm that the latter is not happening and that the Canadian military is not itself supplying weapons directly to Israel at this time, the calls to MP Dzerowicz from her constituents (and to all MPs across the country) were for Canada to end the export of all arms to Israel via the hundreds of export permits currently in place (approved by Global Affairs Canada, and under the responsibility of Foreign Affairs Minister Joly). 

If we were to take MP Dzerowicz and Minister Blair at their word, that would mean that the hundreds of existing military export permits to Israel have been revoked since October 7 and that Canada has indeed secretly imposed an arms embargo on Israel. This would be major if true and we would welcome that news. Unfortunately what we are instead seeing is an effort by the Liberal government to misconstrue and misrepresent what is actually happening instead of responding to constituents’ demands for an immediate arms embargo on Israel.

Send an urgent message to demand Canada stop arming Israel's genocidal violence to your Member of Parliament, the Prime Minister, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Defense.

Updates on actions across the country

Activists blocked the CN rail tracks used for transporting weapons to Israel via ZIM ships on the day a ZIM ship arrived in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) from Haifa.

Demonstrators in Vancouver occupied Scotiabank downtown on November 9th. Scotia Bank holds the largest foreign share of Elbit Systems, Israel's largest arms manufacturer.

Family-led protest of over a hundred people at the offices of Lockheed Martin in Esquimalt/Victoria BC. (Nov 13) Wheat-pasted pictures of martyred children and bloody hand prints were left on the building.

Activists covered the entrance to a Toronto weapons facility with 'blood splatters'. L3Harris makes vital components for many of the weapons systems used by the Israeli military, including the air-to-ground bombs falling on Gaza right now. Click on photo for more.

Feb 2 2024 - A picket at Kraken Robotics in Newfoundland, a company that supplies Elbit Systems, Israel's largest weapons company.

January 13 2024 - Montrealers rallied at Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly's home, calling for an end to Canada's military and diplomatic support for Israeli genocide.

December 5 - A group of citizens gathered in front of the General Dynamics arms factory in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec to denounce Canada's arms shipments to Israel.

Watch this excellent CBC news coverage of our blockade of INKAS, a Toronto company arming Israel. And thanks to this INKAS executive for letting us know our action worked so well: “this situation is causing our business to lose money, to lose profits”.

At the war memorial in London, Ontario - Ceasefire now! End Canadian arms sale to Israel.

Activists paid a visit to Leidos in Ottawa to let them know that we see them profiting off of the massacre of Palestinians. LEIDOS: #STOPARMINGISRAEL.

Activists installed a banner at a compound office for Lockheed Martin, Dept of National Defence & Victoria Shipyards. Click on photo for more info.

Ready to take action? Let us know so we can support.

We can support with inviting allies to join you, publicizing your plans (if they’re public), getting media attention, providing more info on weapons producers, and disseminating photos. Email canadastoparmingisrael@riseup.net to get in touch. And please send us photos afterwards so we can compile actions across the country.

In collaboration with Labour for Palestine, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Just Peace Advocates, Labour Against the Arms Trade, and the Canadian BDS Coalition.

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