Industry Canada featured Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) success stories for 2 of ADIANS members: Bluedrop Performance Learning & Mil-Aero Electronics

Bluedrop Performance Learning

Bluedrop is a business based in Atlantic Canada which provides advanced e-learning courseware, learning platforms and simulations. Since its inception in 1992 and re-branding in 2004 as a leader in advanced learning, Bluedrop has developed expertise in the defence and aerospace sector, providing mission critical training solutions. The company was included in the Canadian Defence Review magazine's Top 50 Defence Companies in Canada.

None of Bluedrop's successes have escaped CAE, who selected Bluedrop on two of its projects: to provide aircrew training analysis and courseware development on CAE's Operational Training Systems Provider (OTSP) contract; and to provide maintenance technician training courseware on CAE's C130J Maintenance Training Program contract. Working with Bluedrop will help CAE meet its overall IRB obligations on these projects.

For Bluedrop, the work with CAE has not only helped it cement its position in the aerospace and defence sector, but it has given Bluedrop the opportunity to be a key partner in providing aircrew and technical training for other military platforms in Canada. Bluedrop has leveraged this great experience and working relationship with CAE to expand its business significantly.

Mil-Aero Electronics

Mil-Aero Electronics, located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia specializes in the manufacture and integration of high performance electrical assemblies, build-to-print electrical cables and harness assemblies, electrical control boxes and other value-added parts for the defence, aerospace, and industrial markets.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has contracted Mil-Aero for the production of Radio Frequency cable assemblies. Mil-Aero's success with this work has positioned the company to participate in future opportunities, not only with Raytheon but with other leading international aerospace and defence manufacturers.

This relationship was developed because of Raytheon’s Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) obligations to Canada as a result of the CF-18 Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites project. For Mil-Aero it has provided the opportunity to integrate into the supply chain of a world leader in the industry, and to demonstrate the quality of their products and services to other global contractors.

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