From: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Maxar Technologies, (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), (“Maxar” or the “Company”), (NYSE/TSX: MAXR), a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, today announced that MDA, a business unit of Maxar Technologies, has signed a contract valued at approximately US$9 million for an undisclosed customer. MDA will provide two communication subsystems that will increase the time LEO satellites are in communication with the ground and improve the amount of data that could be transferred.
MDA’s communication subsystems cover a wide range of requirements to address single and multi-satellite programs in commercial, space, military and airborne markets. Combining leading edge technical capability with timely, cost effective execution and extensive heritage, MDA’s communication solutions provide a unique value proposition to customers worldwide.
Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes: SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe, and Radiant Solutions. Every day millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit maxar.com.
MDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery. MDA’s extensive space expertise and heritage translates into mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include multi-platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial robotics. MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical information and insights derived from multiple data sources, both owned and operated within the Maxar group and by customer and third party sources. Founded in 1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada’s most successful technology ventures with locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal and Halifax. MDA is a business unit of Maxar Technologies (TSX: MAXR NYSE: MAXR;). For more information visit www.mdacorporation.com.
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