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McGuinty government supports research and innovation

Sept. 16, 2010, Burlington, Ont. - The Government of Ontario is helping a Burlington aerospace business design the next generation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the aerospace sector.


September 16, 2010
By Government of Ontario

The province is supporting L-3 WESCAM to develop leading-edge
technologies in airborne imaging systems that will provide clearer images, from
greater distances and under harsh conditions, using lighter and smaller
equipment. These innovations will help the company improve its business outlook
in a highly competitive and technology-driven marketplace.

Ontario is providing a
grant of $17.5-million to L-3 WESCAM to support research and development of
this technology.  This province's
support will help create 375 highly-skilled jobs, while retaining 555 existing
positions at the business over the next five years.

Partnering with local business organizations is a key component of the
five-year Open
Ontario plan
to create new job opportunities and promote economic growth.

The
aircraft of tomorrow will demand cutting-edge innovation. Our province is a
leader in the R&D and advanced technologies that will benefit the global
aerospace industry. L-3 WESCAM demonstrates a strong focus on innovation that
helps promote greater growth in this sector." Says Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic
Development and Trade.

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