Oct 31, 2012

MDA To Provide Ground Station Solution For USAF Program

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(31 October 2012) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe to develop a solution to allow two of the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) mobile ground systems, called Eagle Vision, to receive and process imagery from WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites.

MDA’s solution will enhance the USAF’s ability to provide near real-time in-theatre access to essential image data, on a daily basis.

MDA has previously provided multi-sensor solutions to the USAF that included data access from the Radarsat-2 satellite since 2009, and RapidEye images since 2010.

Eagle Vision is a system comprised of five deployable ground stations that collect and process data transmitted from commercial satellites. In addition to supporting homeland disaster relief missions, the system provides critical imagery information directly in-theatre.

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MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.

Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

(source: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates)