December 21, 2017
Richmond, BC – MDA, a business unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), today announced that it has signed a contract valued at approximately CA$15 million with NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI). MDA will build a new system to support NATO’s maritime command and control operations under Project TRITON based on a modern software architecture and technology. This capability will be provided on both fixed and deployable systems. MDA will also provide NATO with a stand-alone command and control visualization capability which is planned to become the standardized map and object visualization for all NATO information technology systems.
The MDA TRITON system will provide the NATO community with an integrated, robust, and flexible capability supporting a set of services available throughout the Bi-Strategic Command Automated Information System and NATO operational theatres. The system will enable NATO and NATO member nations to establish and share a common view of the maritime operations thereby improving their situational awareness and decision-making processes.
Norman Hannaford, MDA’s vice president and general manager responsible for the surveillance and intelligence business said, “MDA is pleased to combine its strengths in command and control and maritime surveillance to provide NATO with the highest quality, operational maritime command and control system. We look forward to this award signaling the start of a long-term strategic partnership through which MDA’s Canadian technology can support NATO’s critical mission needs.”
Kevin Scheid, NCIA’s General Manager said, “NCIA is delighted to have an opportunity to work with a Canadian company that brings the depth and breadth of Canadian maritime command and control experience to NATO for the Triton project.”
Kerry Buck, the Permanent Representative of Canada to NATO, noted, “NATO is at the core of Canada’s national security policy. We are proud that NATO will leverage Canadian technology and expertise to contribute to enhanced communications and support interoperability in NATO.”
MDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defense and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery. MDA’s extensive space expertise and heritage translates into mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include multi-platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial robotics. MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical information and insights derived from multiple data sources, both owned and operated within the Maxar group and by customer and third party sources. Founded in 1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada’s most successful technology ventures with locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal and Halifax. MDA is a business unit of Maxar Technologies (TSX: MAXR NYSE: MAXR). For more information visit www.mdacorporation.com.
About Maxar Corporate
Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 20 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes: SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe, and Radiant Solutions. Every day millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit www.maxar.com.
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