US: The Systems Engineering Division (SED) of Calian Group has signed a contract to provide two earth observation antenna systems to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA). The antenna systems will be used by MDA at the Canadian Department of National Defence’s (DND) Polar Epsilon 2 project. The $8 million contract will start immediately for a four year period, with options for long-term support.
Under the terms of this contract, SED will design, install and commission Radio Frequency (RF) antenna systems for MDA‘s ground systems to be installed in Nova Scotia and British Columbia for the dedicated reception of imagery from the RADARSAT Constellation satellite mission set to be launched in 2018. SED will also provide two years of in-service support post-installation.
“We are very pleased to be working with MDA and DND on this very critical program,” said Patrick Thera, President of Calian’s SED division, “this contract win reinforces SED’s capability to develop high performance, critical access, antenna systems in support of Earth-observation missions.”
“This project is an excellent example of the innovation being delivered by our SED division”,” said Kevin Ford President and an CEO, “Evolution of our service lines is a key pillar of our growth strategy. Continuing to evolve our deep subject matter expertise in high-performance antenna systems is critical to our ability to respond to future requirements in this sector.”