03/23/2015 09:21 EDT | Updated 05/23/2015 05:59 EDT

James Moore to announce new federal investment in surveillance tech

Industry Minister James Moore is expected to unveil a new investment in high-tech surveillance technology during a visit to Burlington-based L-3 Wescam this morning.

Moore will outline new measures aimed at "keeping Canadians safe," an advisory says.

According to the L-3 Wescam website, the company designs imaging and targeting sensor systems used by military, homeland security and law enforcement agencies around the world.

Last month, L-3 Wescam signed a two-year, $6 million contract for design and repair services in support of the U.S. Navy’s maritime patrol and surveillance efforts.

The deal garnered official congratulations from International Trade Minister Ed Fast, who noted in a press release that the sale was "facilitated" by the Canadian Commercial Corporation," a government-run international contracting organization, under a Canada-US defence production sharing agreement.