The Canadian government has granted C$2.5 million of financial assistance to Aeroport d'Alma to build the infrastructure needed to group all of the activities of the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center of Excellence under one roof.
The assistance was awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program. The Canadian government says the total cost of the project, which includes several phases, is estimated at more than C$4.3 million.
According to the Canadian government, the project involves, among other things, building a facility to house offices and a hangar on the Alma airport site. The government reports that this large-scale initiative will ensure the availability of adequate space for organizations and enterprises working on the development and testing of equipment and applications for unmanned aerial vehicles.