MDA to deliver Polar Epsilon 2 to Canada
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has signed a CAD 48.5 million ($37.8 million) contract with the Canadian government for the delivery of Polar Epsilon 2 (PE2) global maritime and Arctic surveillance solution to the Department of National Defence (DND), the company announced on 17 June.
The contract includes in-service support for a period of two years for operating and maintenance of the systems. The contract carries options which could increase the value of the contract to CAD 63.1 million.
The PE2 ground systems include ground segment systems that can receive and exploit information from the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites.
The satellites are being built by MDA for the Canadian Space Agency. PE2 will provide daily maritime information over millions of square kilometres from SAR imagery to DND within minutes of imaging.
Norman Hannaford, general manager of MDA, said: ‘This award confirms MDA’s role as a leading global supplier of Earth observation satellite ground infrastructure.’
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