Posted: Monday, July 27, 2009
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract for $4.6 million (CAD) to provide RADARSAT-2 satellite imagery to the European Space Agency (ESA). The imagery will be delivered from July 2009 until September 2010.
The RADARSAT-2 imagery will be used to provide information on ice and disaster mapping applications in support of Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program. GMES was established to provide key users in Europe with access to accurate and timely information services to better manage the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.
David Hargreaves, one of MDA's vice presidents within the Information Systems group said, 'This is a strategic contract for MDA, initiating a significant entry into the ESA market, positioning us as a data partner to the ESA GMES Space Component program and supplier of RADARSAT-2 data to their operational users.'
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.
MDA employs more than 3,200 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.
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