Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed contracts with a combined value of CA$6 million with Airbus Defense and Space to modernize the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) five Eagle Vision mobile ground stations. Once upgraded, the systems will be able to receive and process imagery from the RADARSAT-2 and RapidEye satellites and enhance the ability of USAF to provide near real-time in-theatre access to essential image data.
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.
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, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.
MDA’s established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDA.”
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