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MDA bags Canadian CP-140 Aurora radar contract

24th March 2014 - 16:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) will provide the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) with eight radar surveillance systems for integration into the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 Aurora fleet. A CA$64 million contract for the work was announced on 24 March.

The Royal Canadian Air Force operates the CP-140 Aurora aircraft fleet for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and search and rescue missions in and around Canada’s land and maritime regions.

MDA has not specified the exact radar surveillance systems it will supply under the contract, but has said the system ‘provides users with a high resolution imaging capability that can detect, locate, and classify, land and marine-based objects, such as vehicles and ships.’

The radar systems will supplement systems previously developed and delivered to Canada by MDA.

Don Osborne, the vice president responsible for this business said: ‘Canada's DND and MDA have developed a successful working relationship based on quality, reliability and value. We are pleased to support DND with this repeat business and provide additional high-performance airborne radar surveillance systems.

‘This contract underscores the global need for critical multi-mission intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities that aid in the detection of illegal or hostile activity in maritime approaches or remote regions.’

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