Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy is designed to leverage defence and security procurements to create jobs and economic growth in Canada.
Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a long-time supplier of military technologies to Canada’s defence market, and has been investing in Canadian companies for over a decade. IAI has shared some of this technology and created strong relationships with local Canadian companies, both large and small, that have assisted in deploying successful military and security programs in Canada and abroad.
IAI is the largest defence and aerospace company in Israel. With more than 15,000 employees, IAI is the leader in new technology development and patent registration in Israel. The company provides cutting edge technologies and solutions for air, land, sea, cyber and space. Some key products and technology include remotely piloted vehicle systems based on its Heron family of products, radars and electronic intelligence, satellite and space systems, and missiles and loitering weapons.
IAI is constantly innovating and has expanded its expertise to the latest technology domains. Its three key divisions – Military Aircraft Group, ELTA ;Systems, and Missiles and Space Systems – specialize in technologies that have been instrumental to Canada’s defence sector over the last decade.
From providing Canadian surveillance and reconnaissance capability in Afganistan with Heron unmanned aerial systems, to Canadian maritime surveillance with its radar products, IAI has created strategic partnerships with several leading Canadian defence contractors, transferring technology that is built and maintained in Canada by Canadians.
Strategic radar solutions have been provided by IAI's ELTA division to Canada’s Beechcraft King Air, De Havilland Dash 8 aircraft, and to Canada’s new C-295 Fixed Wing Search and Rescue aircraft. The company has also provided air defence capability to the Canadian Army with its popular medium-range radar. A key part of these programs include the investment and building of sustainment centers which are manned and maintained by Canadian defence companies.
IAI-ELTA’s medium range radar is now built and maintained in Quebec, and is being considered as an export from Canada to international customers. Developed by IAI, this radar quickly became one of its ;most successful products as part of Israel’s renowned Iron Dome Defence solution.
Israeli Aerospace Industries continues its commitment of technology transfer to Canada
For several years, IAI ;has maintained cooperation with many small and medium sized Canadian companies which produce radar and aircraft components that are used in the IAI supply chain for products shipped world-wide. The company’s philosophy towards technology transfer has enhanced Canada’s defence sector by increasing technological expertise, military independence, and expanding exports by providing local companies access into new global markets.
IAI is committed to the Canadian market and to the successful bi-lateral arrangements between Israel and Canada, and the continued transfer of latest technology developments to Canadian industry enhances Canada’s sovereignty and contributes Canadian exports to the global supply chain.
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