Mar 10, 2014

MDA provides Radarsat-2 information to support maritime surveillance

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(3 March 2014) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) announced today that it has received an order to provide Radarsat-2 information to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) as part of EMSA’s CleanSeaNet program.

This order is the first issued under a four-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement MDA has with EMSA. The IDIQ has a ceiling of CA$7.5 million.

MDA will provide EMSA with Radarsat-2 information covering all European sea areas, for use in detecting possible oil spills on the sea surface, and providing information for maritime surveillance projects, such as vessel detection.

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 4,800 employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

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