Aerospace and Defence

Build. Test. Fly.

Medicine Hat-based aerospace and defence companies are strategically positioned between Canadian Forces Base Suffield, Defence and Research Development Canada, and Canada’s first Transport Canada-approved beyond-line-of-sight UAV range.

Offering no equipment tax, 330 days of sunshine, and affordable greenfield airside and groundside development opportunities at the Regional Airport, Medicine Hat is a prime location to build, test and fly, in Canada.

Aerospace and defence companies can take advantage of two globally competitive ranges, federal and provincial innovation fund programs, and talent to compete in a global market. 


“Medicine Hat is the best location in Canada to build, test, and fly UAVs.”

- Vladimir Mravcak, president, Atlantis Research Lab


Sector Spotlight

Medicine Hat Regional Airport is the primary airport for southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan. Prominently located at the entry point on Crowsnest Pass Highway 3, the airport offers airside and groundside opportunities for land for sale and lease.

Canada’s largest military training ground offers the opportunity to test UAVs from surface to unlimited altitude. CFB Suffield controls 2,700 square kilometers of restricted airspace, making it the largest live-fire testing area in the Commonwealth.

Canada’s only BVLOS restricted airspace is located 100 km southwest of Medicine Hat in Foremost, Alberta. The 2,400 square kilometres of controlled airspace provides companies with the ability to test technology (3,000-foot paved runway, 90% VFR weather, 0.62 population density/km).


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Aerospace and Defence Resources

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Affordable airside development, access to thousands of square kilometers of restricted defence and UAV ranges, experienced manufacturing, engineering, and trade expertise. Medicine Hat is Canada’s Defence and UAV Hub.  

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