British Columbia, Canada, 19 July 2006: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced that it has received an order for US$3.4 million to provide a US government agency with additional RADARSAT-1 information products to be delivered over a 12-month period.
The order was issued under an existing Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. IDIQ Contracts are utilized by US Executive Branch federal agencies to procure certain recurring services from pre-established suppliers. The US Government uses space borne wide-area surveillance information to monitor locations around the world. Continued market demand from key users underscores the value of radar satellite data as a dependable source of information crucial to government operations.
MDA’s RADARSAT-2 mission, the follow-on mission to RADARSAT-1, will provide a broader suite of higher-resolution data products once operational next year, which are expected to provide additional value in addressing the monitoring and surveillance needs of government and commercial customers around the world.