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U.S. Air Force to Expand Its Use of RADARSAT Data

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2002

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced today that the company's Geographic Information Products Group has been awarded a one-year contract by the United States Air Force Eagle Vision Program. The agreement, valued at $1.2 million (CDN), enables the USAF to routinely receive RADARSAT-1 imagery at its three Eagle Vision portable ground stations.

At present, only the first Eagle Vision station - based in Ramstein Germany - is able to receive imagery from RADARSAT-1. With this award, the Eagle Vision program will enhance its ability to provide all-weather imagery to the USAF's global military operations.

Eagle Vision stations are mobile satellite receiving stations designed to collect commercial satellite imagery.

MDA's Information Systems Group has played a key role in building portions of Eagle Vision ground stations over the past several years.

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

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