US: MDA has announced that it has signed a five-year agreement with an undisclosed customer, to provide broad area land and maritime surveillance imagery from MDA’s RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite in support of a global defence and security mission. The agreement is for an initial period of two years with an estimated value of CA$10 million per year, and three additional option years. In May 2013, MDA announced a related agreement for the supply of space-based radar surveillance and intelligence information.
Mike Greenley, group president of MDA said, “MDA is an industry leader in the delivery of mission-critical, near real-time information solutions to customers with complex and demanding operational requirements. Since the launch of RADARSAT-1 in 1995, MDA has established itself as a trusted and reliable partner serving repeat customers with high-availability space surveillance products and services. We are very pleased that the customer community is continuing the legacy of signing long-term supply contracts for our data.