MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 information to support maritime surveillance
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”), based in British Columbia, Canada, announced on March 30 that it has signed two contract amendments extending the provision of RADARSAT-2 information. Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) will extend its contract until February 2017, and ScanEX Research and Development Centre (ScanEx) will extend its contract until December 2019.
CLS relies on RADARSAT-2 imaging capabilities for maritime surveillance and the detection of illegal, unregulated and non-reporting fishing vessels around the Kerguelen Islands in the southern Indian Ocean. ScanEx uses RADARSAT-2 information to support applications relating to disaster management, natural resource management, and ice monitoring.
The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy data acquisition. The satellite acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by international ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information for maritime monitoring, ice monitoring and other applications.