US: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Limited (MDA) has signed a $4.3 million contract with OGSystems to develop a surveillance prototype for the US Army Geospatial Center.
The Richmond, B.C., firm says the deal will see them build a small, mobile ground station that can receive and process images from satellites and can be quickly deployed anywhere in the world.
MDA says this work will complement a similar contract it had with the US Army Corps of Engineers announced in September 2010.
The company, best-known as the maker of the robotic arms used on the International Space Station and the now-retired US space shuttles, supplies technology to a variety of businesses that use satellites to collection information from space.
Source: Global BC