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Investing in New Technology to Keep Canadians Safe

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Published on March 27, 2015 with No Comments

 

Industry Minister James Moore t announced an important investment that will help keep Canadians safe. Minister Moore made the announcement at L-3 WESCAM headquarters in Burlington, Ontario, where he was joined by representatives from partner suppliers and universities. This meaningful investment in the company will support its R&D of new high-tech air, land and sea surveillance cameras and sensors that are essential to Canada’s defence, security, and search and rescue operations.

The Harper Government’s investment will lead to the creation of new high-paying, high-tech jobs across southern Ontario’s defence manufacturing supply chain, in addition to maintaining 200 existing positions in Burlington and Don Mills.

WESCAM will invest $2 million in collaborating with Canadian universities and colleges to help train Canada’s future security and defence technology workforce.

The company will partner with over 60 suppliers from across Ontario for this project.

“WESCAM surveillance and targeting technology has been used to help police forces conduct manhunts and track marijuana grow ops here in Canada. Abroad, Canadian armed forces have used similar aerial systems during Canada’s 10-year mission in Afghanistan to capture high-value targets. Today, Canadian forces continue to support the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant insurgents using WESCAM technology. Our government is proud to invest in a renowned defence, security and public safety company that will continue to develop new technology needed to help counter terrorism and keep Canadians safe,” said  Industry Minister James Moore

 

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