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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Signs RADARSAT-1 Monitoring Contract

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2003

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced today that the company has signed a multi-year, $4.5 million (CDN) contract with an unnamed customer to provide information products using RADARSAT-1 data.

"This is one of the new application areas that we've been developing to diversify the use of RADARSAT data," said Phil Gray, who heads up MDA subsidiary RADARSAT International. "Our ability to offer products in this new application area has been well received in the marketplace."

RADARSAT-1 can detect objects as small as 12 metres in length during cloudy weather and in complete darkness. Within hours of data acquisition, MDA has the ability to deliver information reports to the customer's Operations Centre.

RADARSAT-1 uses synthetic aperture radar to provide all-climate, day-and- night imagery to clients around the world.

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For further informationTed Schellenberg, Media Relations, MacDonald Dettwiler, 604-231-2215, teds@mda.ca

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