Jul 22, 2013

MDA expands Radarsat-2 information solution with operational customer

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(17 July 2013) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), France.

MDA will provide a Radarsat-2 ground station and three years of Radarsat information. The station will be installed in Bali, Indonesia, providing maritime information solutions to support the detection of illegal fishing activity and marine pollution.

The Radarsat-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes Radarsat-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence surveying and monitoring programs.

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.

(source: MDA)