Norsat has been working with the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) since 2008, when we receive a repayable contribution towards our Research and Development program. Through this funding we were able to develop over 20 products for the microwave and satellite markets, including the new GLOBETrekker 2.0.
This past week we announced a new contribution from SADI, which will be used to further our R&D work, develop new collaborative relationships with university researchers, and strengthen our ties with the local businesses who supply us with components that go into our technology.
We were pleased to host the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Associate Minister of National Defence, and MP for Richmond, Delta East last Friday as she made the announcement at a media event. This event, hosted jointly with Industry Canada, was well attended by Norsat’s partners, Industry Canada representatives and various media. The Minister spoke to the strength of the SADI program and Canada’s manufacturing industry, and was positive about what Norsat has achieved through SADI funding thus far.
From all of us at Norsat, we thank Minister Findlay for joining us, and the government of Canada for investing in our technology. We look forward to making you proud!