Nov 23, 2013

MDA awarded strategic contract by US Naval Research Laboratory

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(20 November 2013) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at US$2.9 million by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).

MDA will provide a RADARSAT-2 ground system for Open Ocean Surveillance, as a part of the NRL’s Coalition Tactical Awareness and Response (CTAR) program.

Designed to be integrated with NRL’s mobile ground system tracking antenna, previously provided by MDA, the system will acquire and process RADARSAT-2 information and generate reports detailing marine activities that could be used for defence and surveillance activities. The ground system also has the capability to support other imaging satellites in support of vessel identification.

About MDA

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.

MDA’s business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.

MDA’s well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The Company’s common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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