Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) Repayment Status Report

November 1, 2016

Launched in 2007, the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) provides repayable contributions for innovative research and development (R&D) projects in the Canadian aerospace, defence, space and security industries. The Industrial Technologies Office (ITO) publishes a semi-annual status report on repayments to enhance transparency.

Projects are typically undertaken over a 5-year period with repayments commencing 2 years following the (R&D) phase. Repayments can be unconditional or based on the recipient's gross business revenues, and will generally span over a 15-year period. Repayments collected to date are on track and consistent with the early stage of repayments under SADI.

SADI Program Highlights:

  • Total number of active projects: 33
  • Projects in the R&D phase (repayments are not yet due): 17
  • Projects in the repayment phase: 16
  • Total authorized assistance for all projects: $1.32 billion
  • Total disbursements to date: $1.0 billion
  • Total cumulative repayments collected to date: $134 million

Please refer to the Explanatory Notes at the end of the following table for more information.

SADI Repayment Status Report
Company Authorized
Assistance ($)
Net Expenditures ($) Repayments ($)
A: indicates that repayments are not yet due on the company's project.
26-Jul-10 2154331 CANADA INC 18,570,000 5,518,889 0
25-Oct-10 ASCO Aerospace Canada Ltd. 7,688,288   A
21-Apr-14 Avcorp Industries Inc. 4,431,208   A
5-Aug-09 Axys Technologies Inc. 1,836,900 1,836,900 12,930
29-Jul-13 Axys Technologies Inc. 2,000,000   A
8-Oct-09 BelAir Networks Inc. 9,690,706 3,713,325 6,126,986
30-Mar-09 CAE Inc. 250,000,000 250,000,000 22,500,000
27-Feb-14 CAE Inc. 250,000,000   A
13-Jan-09 CMC Electronics Inc. 52,287,784 52,287,784 7,391,096
10-Jan-08 Diamond D-Jet Corporation(DDJ) 19,600,000 17,640,001 713,130
07-Jan-14 Dominis Engineering Ltd. 544,500 A
25-Aug-10 D-Ta Systems Inc. 1,790,140 1,788,756 A
28-Jan-16 Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. 2,733,300 A
3-Mar-09 EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd. 8,718,634 8,718,634 4,070,558
6-Dec-12 Engineering Services Inc. 778,800 627,130 940,695
22-Feb-11 FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. 1,967,507 1,967,507 236,925
28-Sep-12 GasTOPS Ltd. 1,275,700 1,275,700 A
2-Sep-08 Héroux-Devtek Inc. 26,964,430 26,964,430 4,421,071
21-Feb-13 Héroux-Devtek Inc. 48,957,693   A
27-Aug-08 Integran Technologies Inc. 4,596,000 4,596,000 A
24-Mar-10 Integran Technologies Inc. 276,284 276,284 36,838
24-Mar-10 Integran Technologies Inc. 807,399 807,399 A
15-Mar-12 Integran Technologies Inc. 399,386 399,386 A
02-Dec-14 KDM Analytics Inc. 1,500,042   A
23-Feb-10 Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd. 4,968,000   A
29-Mar-16 Leading Edge Geomatics Ltd 486,471   A
1-Sep-08 Magellan Aerospace Limited 43,391,600   A
30-Oct-12 NGRAIN (Canada) Corporation 9,500,000   A
5-Sep-08 Norsat International Inc. 5,975,200 5,975,200 A
28-Mar-13 Norsat International Inc. 13,270,265   A
12-Aug-09 PCI Geomatics Enterprises Incorporated 7,665,000 7,665,000 A
10-Dec-10 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. 300,000,000 300,000,000 69,394,750
08-Dec-14 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. 87,851,852   13,699,250
27-Mar-09 SkyWave Mobile Communications Inc. 3,127,200 3,127,200 4,221,720
31-Mar-09 Sputtek Inc. 360,285 26,645 35,971
23-Dec-10 Thales Canada Inc. 12,988,800 9,982,478 955,333
30-Aug-13 Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. 8,231,222   A
22-Mar-11 Ultra Electronics TCS Inc. 32,447,400   A
19-Mar-15 Wescam Inc. 75,011,600   A

Explanatory notes:

  • Contribution Date: is the date that a company signed its contribution agreement.
  • Company: is the name of the legal entity which currently has a SADI contribution agreement.
  • Authorized Assistance: represents the maximum amount contracted at the time of the initial contribution agreement, or the contribution agreement's latest amended assistance amount. As the R&D progresses and a project reaches its conclusion, the final disbursed amount could be much lower.
  • Net Expenditures: represents the final amounts disbursed toward projects that have completed their R&D phase. Amounts are not provided until completion of the R&D phase to protect commercial confidentiality.
  • Repayments: The SADI program provides repayable contributions as opposed to grants or loans. Repayments are based on the recipient's gross business revenue or are unconditional, and usually begin 2 years after the completion of the SADI project's R&D phase. Repayment periods are normally 15 years after the completion of the project.
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