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WESCAM moves up the ranks in Canada’s Top 100 Research and Development Spenders List

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The annual deep dive into Research and Development spending by Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders for FY2018 shows WESCAM continues to lead in R&D investment, enhancing this country’s competitiveness globally.

Two consecutive years of rank increases culminated with a position of #59, on the RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. list released November 2019 – a combined jump of 22 points since 2017 – or 13 points over the list released in 2018.Woman working on WESCAM MX-Series Turret

“We are honoured and privileged to contribute to Canadian research and development,” said Jacques Comtois, General Manager. “Our investment in Canadian technology, top engineering talent, development, and infrastructure is proof positive of our commitment to meet our Value Proposition (VP) obligation, by undertaking work across Canada.”

As a renowned Canadian company, with operations from coast-to-coast and an enviable record of accomplishment in terms of Industrial and Technological Benefits1 (ITB) policy, we continue to combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security across the globe. Under L3Harris, our relentless pursuit of new ideas is matched by our commitment to the people we serve.

L3Harris WESCAM offers a challenging, exciting work environment that allows individuals to achieve career success by pursuing their passion in leading edge technologies in the global market. We currently have 300 engineers across the organization directly participating in R&D projects. At any given time, we have close to 20 Co-op students from Canadian Universities working on R&D projects.

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L3Harris’ advanced Electro-Optic / Infrared (EO IR), laser imaging and targeting sensor systems provide unparalleled image stability and long-range detection capability to Defence/Military, Homeland Security and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. If you are interested in learning more about our culture and products, please visit our Newsroom and Media Library.

Each year, RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. publishes Canada’s Innovation Leaders (CIL), the premier national print and online publication promoting Canada’s leading research universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges that are enhancing Canada’s global  reputation.

¹ The Defence Procurement Strategy released in February 2015 changed Canada’s Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) policy into the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy. Like the IRB policy, the ITB policy requires that bidders invest in Canada equivalent to 100 percent of contract value. Under the ITB policy, bidders must submit value propositions that will be a weighted and rated element during bid evaluation.

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