Colt Canada

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Colt Canada Corporation
Type Private
Industry Defence
Predecessors Diemaco (1984) Inc., div. of Héroux-Devtek Inc.
Founded May 20, 2005 (2005-05-20)
Headquarters Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Area served North America, Europe, Pacific
Key people Jeff MacLeod (General Manager)
Products Firearms, weapons
Employees 100
Parent Colt's Manufacturing Company
Website [1]

Colt Canada (formerly called Diemaco)[1] is a firearms manufacturer owned by United States based Colt and located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

The company is a defence contractor that manufactures and supplies small arms to the Canadian Forces and Canadian law enforcement agencies, as well as defence research & development, training, logistic support, repair and overhaul.[2] In addition, the company exports firearms internationally. Known foreign customers include Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The company's main products are the C7 rifle and derivatives which are manufactured under a licence of Colt Defense USA, and the EAGLE side-loading 40mm LV grenade launcher. Colt Canada describes itself as the Canadian government's "Centre of Excellence for small arms" and the Canadian Forces' sole supplier of the C7 family of rifles.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Trade Index". Owen Media Partners Inc. Retrieved 15 Apr 2009. 
  2. ^ "CADSI Colt Canada Corporation Details". Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries. Retrieved 7 Apr 2011. 
  3. ^ "Colt Defense LLC to Host Investor Conference Call on 2010 Year End Financial Results". Retrieved 7 Apr 2011. 

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