Radarsat-1 additional information ordered by US Government

Radarsat-1 additional information ordered by US Government


August 2006 – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a provider of essential information solutions, announced that it has received several task orders for US$2.1 million to provide a US Government Agency with additional RADARSAT-1 information products to be delivered over a 10-month period. This brings the total orders by this Agency year-to-date over US$5.8 million.

The orders were 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. This purchase continues MDA’s role as a major provider of spaceborne wide-area surveillance information to the US Government, which uses it 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.

Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products. MDA employs more than 3,000 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.