Edgewater Computer Systems plans to develop technology to modernize the life of computing systems on military aircraft. The Kanata company will receive a repayable government contribution of $2.7 million to make it happen.
The investment is being carried out through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative. The technology, which will be an advanced data networking system, will be installed without requiring a complete rewiring of the aircraft.
Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon made the announcement on May 30.
"This contribution will help ensure innovative companies like Edgewater will continue to drive growth in Ottawa's technology sector,” said McCrimmon in a press release. “Through programs like SADI, we are helping Canadian companies invest in critical (research and development) and expand their horizons."
The SADI investments are meant for the Canadian aerospace and defence sector, and enable companies to innovate and collaborate with post-secondary and research institutions.
Edgewater Computing Systems was founded in 1988 and is located on Hines Road.