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By W. M. Hix

The objective of this record used to be the applicability of classes discovered from the privatization of Canada's ammunition production to the U.S. ammunition commercial base. whereas no longer a precise analog of the privatization chances open to the U.S. division of safety, the privatization of Canada's ammunition does supply vital insights in regards to the components of a profitable privatization.

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2003. NOTE: See the abbreviations list for definitions. S. Army’s Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) represents the largest single program at an annual three million pounds of propellant. S. Army’s Iowa plant. 5 million pounds. By contrast, the plant sells less than a million pounds to the Canadian DND. Most Valleyfield production is exported to the United States. The total military production is slightly more than CA$50 million. SNC TEC regards the specific revenues associated with each product as proprietary.

The government contracted only with established, trusted firms such as CIL, National Steel Car Company, and John Inglis Company of Toronto. But expansion of private manufacturing was complemented by a substantial expansion of government arms and ammunition. In the early years of the war, when industry in England was under the constant threat of attack by the German Luftwaffe and the danger of a German invasion of the British Isles was real, the Canadian government built other plants, primarily in the province of Quebec, to ensure that an ammunition industrial base would be available for the fight against Nazi Germany.

2 billion in 1997–98 (Solomon, 1999, p. 14). Canada has a close defense trade relationship with the United States, based on the 1958 Defense Production Sharing Arrangement (DPSA), which has benefited both nations by fostering freer trade in defense materiel. S. military market; it has also provided a basis for the United States to buy defense materiel. S. DoD procurement regulations, all defense prime contracts larger than US$100,000 are contracted through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

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