Canadian Manufacturing

MacDonald Dettwiler wins $15M satellite radar system deal with DND

Contract option expands scope of work on Polar Epsilon 2 project



VANCOUVER—MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has won a $15 million contract option to provide a space-based radar system for a soon-to-launch Canadian satellite program.

Awarded by the Department of National Defence (DND), the agreement expands the scope of a previously-disclosed $48.5 million deal for a maritime surveillance satellite system known as Polar Epsilon 2. With the contract option in place, the Canadian communications and aerospace firm will also provide the mission with space-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities.

Spearheaded by the Canadian Space Agency, Polar Epsilon 2 is part of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which is expected to launch in 2018. It will provide daily surveillance data across millions of square miles of Canadian territory.

Related Posts from the network