12:30 p.m., Nov. 22)
drone manufacturer opens new office in Orléans
By Fred Sherwin
leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems has
opened a new office on Youville Drive with the help of
a $349,000 grant from the federal government.
Robotic Aviation got it's start by developing unmanned
flight systems for the military sector. More recently
they have taken aim at the natural resource sector, developing
small drones with airborne sensing systems used for data
acquisition in the oil and gas and mining industries,
by utility companies, and for precision agriculture, forestry,
and public safety applications.
federal grant, which was recently announced by Industry
Minister James Moore and Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal
Galipeau, will be used to help develop, market and promote
the new systems in the commercial and industrial sector.
acquisition through unmanned aviation systems is a vast
untapped market potentially worth more than a billion
dollars. Companies like ING Robotics Aviation which already
have a foothold in the military sector are racing to expand
into other areas both in North America and around the
are excited to officially open our new facility in Ottawa.
This gives a focal point for our production and operations
as well as a home for the back room functions," says
ING's CEO Ian Glenn. "What
it represents is the further development of a home-grown
high-tech company that is already developing technology,
creating jobs and exporting products. This is another
step in our move into the commercial market."
surprisingly, Galipeau couldn't be happier that ING chose
to establish a new office in Orléans.
delighted to see that a company in this advanced technology
sector chose Orléans to establish its headquarters,"
says Galipeau. "Thanks to this move, more and more
people will be talking about the Ottawa-Orléans
area as it continues to carve its place in the R&D
new office is located at 1455 Youville Dr. It will combine
sales, marketing and operations production as well as
research and development.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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