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MDA provides RADARSAT-2 information to support maritime surveillance

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has received an order to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the European Maritime Safety Agency as part of EMSA’s CleanSeaNet program. This order is the first issued under a four-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity agreement MDA has with EMSA. The IDIQ has a ceiling of CA$7.5 million.

MDA will provide EMSA with RADARSAT-2 information covering all European sea areas, for use in detecting possible oil spills on the sea surface, and providing information for maritime surveillance projects, such as vessel detection.

The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence surveying and monitoring programs.

Author: MDA

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