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The UAS Centre of Excellence is leading, for the third year in a row, an important Quebec delegation to the UAS trade show Xponential

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The UAS Centre of Excellence is leading, for the third year in a row, an important Quebec delegation to the UAS trade show Xponential

A 3rd Quebec Commercial Delegation to the largest UAS trade show

For the third year in a row, the Quebec government has chosen to position the province in the UAS sector and has worked to send a commercial delegation to XPonential, the largest UAS trade show in America. The UAS Centre of Excellence located in Alma leaded the Quebec annual participation, supported by the Quebec government and Aéro Montréal, an organization working mostly with the Montreal Aerospace Hub. The UAS Centre of Excellence and its partners brought together companies to attend the trade show.

Events onsite

The UAS Centre of Excellence organized a Canadian Networking Breakfast, which was held on May 1st in Denver. Over 100 people from 15 Canadian provinces and American states attended this networking event. The breakfast gave each province/state the occasion to present itself, its companies and later meet with future partners.

The Quebec test site also supported the American and Canadian Commercial Delegates and Provincial Representatives in the organization of a Canadian Reception, regrouping Canadian companies and potential partners or customers from around the globe, to be held on May 1st in Denver. The Consul General of Canada in Denver will attend this event, where over 250 invitees are planned to attend.

Quebec companies onsite

Here is the list of the companies registered to take part in the Quebec delegation. Click on their name to visit their website.

NGC Aerospace

Canadian high-tech SME recognised for the design and deployment of artificial vision, guidance, navigation and control systems for the autonomous operation of space, aeronautical and terrestrial vehicles. NGC aims at making mobile vehicles intelligent by increasing their autonomy, performance, reliability and safety while reducing their operational costs. Their projects include guidance and control systems and sense and avoid technologies.


Professionals involved in aerial suppression of mosquitoes with UAV, the CFR-Innovations’ team has developed a pellet spreader optimized for light drone uses. Its weight, capacity, spreading rate and range allow to spread areas faster, more evenly and at a lower cost than ever. Fields of application of our device are as diverse as mosquito control, seeding, fertilization and vegetation control.


Laflamme Aero commercializes the LX300™, a new multitask unmanned aerial vehicle – vertical take-off and landing (UAV-VTOL). Fully customizable, this new UAV has up to 90 kg of payload. With its tandem-rotor configuration, the M-BARK™ technology and its unique capabilities, the LX300™ is the best suited UAV for military and commercial applications.

ARA Robotics

ARA Robotics is a Canadian company, providing UAV technology to the industry. Our mission is to position our customers as leaders in their industry, by offering dependable and customizable solutions that help increase their productivity, efficiency and enhance the quality of their work and deliverables. We believe in making UAV technology more affordable, robust and easier to control, with the potential to deliver unparalleled performance and consistency, in every mission.


DroneXperts designs, manufactures and operates drones to collect specific data. Our company is the largest distributor, reseller and repair center for DJI products throughout the province of Quebec. DroneXperts offers numerous services to companies in different industries or sectors of activity such as civil engineering, surveying, inspection, audio-visual, environment, agriculture, etc. We provide the knowledge and expertise to design and build specific prototypes and integrate customized instruments and sensors to meet the needs of your industry.


With the explosion of the unmanned systems market, Presagis has innovated new products to respond to the needs of defense and security organizations, drone and sensor manufacturers, system integrators, and those managing the massive influx of GIS data. From design and acquisition requirements evaluation to custom software or hardware-in-the-loop development and all the way to end-to-end platform development, UAV CRAFT has a small and clear footprint and is highly adaptable to your project.

UAS Centre of Excellence

The Centre is an exceptional full-service facility offering world-class opportunities to organizations participating in all aspects of UAS development and operations. Recognized as the testing site in the province of Quebec by Transport Canada, the Centre has been working closely with Transport Canada to establish dedicated airspace to allow BVLOS flights in its 120 000 km2 of UAS dedicated flight zones. The UAS CE is involved in manufacturing, R & D, ground & flight testing, training and maintenance of UAS.

Aero Montreal

Aero Montreal mobilizes the Quebec’s aerospace industry to support its growth and its influence on the global stage. Over the years, Aéro Montréal adopted a strategic action plan that includes the creation of working groups. These working groups are dedicated to six areas of intervention, namely supply chain development, branding and promotion, innovation, human resources, defense and national security and commercialization and market development.

Quebec: The #1 choice for your UAS needs

Throughout the trade show, the UAS Centre of Excellence will promote the Quebec’s test site location and services, including its 120 000 km2 of UAS dedicated flight zones, a unique feature on the international level!

XPonential trade shows

AUVSI XPonential yearly trade shows are the largest, most comprehensive trade shows for unmanned systems and robotics. It’s the spot to find visionary insight, make new connections and uncover next-generation ingenuity. 8,500 thought leaders, including 650 exhibitors, from across the spectrum of unmanned systems and robotics attend each year to share ideas, gain insight and witness ground-breaking innovation. This billion dollar industry from both the defense and commercial sectors gather people from around the world on a 3 day show to learn the latest on policy, business use cases and technology applications.