MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has announced Wednesday that it has won US$24 million contract from the European Space Agency to provide RADARSAT-2 satellite information to Copernicus security and environment monitoring program.
The contract includes an initial firm order of US$12 million. MDA has been providing RADARSAT-2 information to Europe's Copernicus program (previously known as Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) since July 2009.
RADARSAT-2 information will be used to provide mission critical information on sea ice in the Baltic Sea and Antarctic Ocean throughout the ice seasons, support disaster relief, improve the safety of maritime navigation, monitor assets, and support various mapping applications.
The Copernicus program was established to provide users in Europe with access to accurate and timely information to better manage the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure civil security.
European weapons manufacturers are keen on closer cooperation with Russia, but the current “political situation” makes this cooperation rather difficult, said Sergey Ladigin Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport at the Euronaval exhibition. Russian defence firms are facing sanctions from European countries over the Ukraine crisis, though many European governments have responded half heartedly over the US call for Western sanctions
Jacobs Technology is being awarded a US defense contract worth an estimated maximum value of $4.6 billion
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) Ltd has signed a five-year contract with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to apply research expertise in hyperspectral imaging and data analysis. This initiative will help develop and validate airborne and ground-based hyperspectral imaging capabilities in ultraviolet, visible near-infrared and low-wave infrared spectral ranges
The US Missile Defense Agency successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time on Tuesday. A ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California "successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target" fired from the Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands, the Pentagon announced
Venturi is being awarded a $51million contract for advisory and assistance services for logistics support to the US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) technical, engineering, advisory and management support. This contract will support development, implementation, sustainment, and assessment of logistics processes, procedures, plans and policies to support and sustain the Ballistic Missile Defense System throughout the acquisition life cycle, US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has won a CA$3 million contract to upgrade ground systems supporting the radar surveillance systems used on Canada's fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft. The CP-140 Aurora fleet is Canada's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft
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