(26 April 2013) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed contracts totaling CA$3.2 million with the Government of Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide operations for the east and west coast Radarsat-2 ground systems that support the deliverables under the Polar Epsilon project, the broad-area surveillance system delivered by MDA to DND in 2012.
In 2012, PWGSC on behalf of DND, awarded a one-year contract for operational support that included renewal options for an additional four years, the first of which was recently exercised. MDA will be providing operational support under this contract until March 2014.
The Polar Epsilon surveillance system delivers space-based, day and night, all-weather maritime surveillance information of Canada’s Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans and includes global high-resolution surveillance capabilities to support deployed Canadian Forces.
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.