Press Release

MDA to Extend Operational Support to Canada’s Broad-Area Maritime Surveillance System

By SpaceRef Editor
September 28, 2017
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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) that includes one base year in addition to four one-year renewals.  MDA will extend its operational support which includes the use of the east and west coast RADARSAT-2 ground systems for the DND Polar Epsilon Near Real-Time Ship Detection (NRTSD) system. 

The NRTSD system is a broad-surveillance system that delivers space-based, day and night, all-weather maritime surveillance information of Canada’s Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and includes global high-resolution surveillance capabilities to support deployed Canadian Forces.

About MDA

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 15 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA. For more information, visit

About SSL MDA Holdings

SSL MDA Holdings is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) and serves as the operating company for all MDA businesses. SSL MDA Holdings is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

SpaceRef staff editor.