MacDonald , Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") ( TSX:MDA ), a global communications and information company, today announced that the Government of Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) has exercised its third renewal option for a contract originally announced in April 2013 . MDA will continue to provide operational support for the east and west coast RADARSAT-2 ground systems that support the Polar Epsilon Near-Real Time Ship Detection (NRTSD) system. The option is valued at approximately CA$2.4 million and extends support unt il March 2016 .
The NRTSD system is a broad-area surveillance system that was delivered by MDA to DND in 2012. The system delivers space-based, day and night, all-weather maritime surveillance information of Canada's Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans and includes global high-resolution surveillance capabilities to support deployed Canadian Forces.
Source: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
Date: Apr 28, 2015