Canadian Manufacturing

Drone manufacturer wins $170K wildlife surveilance deal

ING has already completed several of these projects with Environment Canada

December 8, 2014  by Canadian Staff

OTTAWA—Robotic aircraft manufacturer ING Robotic Aviation has been awarded a $170,000 Built in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract to provide services with its Responder unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to the Canadian Wildlife Service.

The BCIP program was created by the Government of Canada to help kick-start innovative products and services from the lab to the marketplace.

The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada is using these ING’s services to conduct wildlife and habitat surveys across Canada.

“It’s a long way from our military roots, and really shows how Canadians can turn military knowledge into useful activities that support our natural world,” said Ian Glenn, CEO of ING Robotic Aviation.


ING Robotic Aviation is already delivering these contracted services with Environment Canada.  Completed projects include:

  • Endangered Sage Grouse Habitat Mapping, Grasslands National Park, Sask.
  • Woody Feature Mapping in Agricultural Landscapes, Ottawa
  • Invasive Dog-Strangling Vine Mapping, Prince Edward Point, Ont.
  • Polar Bear Surveys, Churchill, Man.

The next projects will be:

  • Offshore Waterbird Surveys, Kitimat, B.C.
  • Golden-Winged Warbler Habitat Mapping, Huntingdon, Que.

Based on Ottawa, ING Robotic Aviation delivers flexible, turn key aerial remote sensing solutions as comprehensive products & end-to-end services.