Canadian Manufacturing

MDA awarded $64M deal for Canadian military radar surveillance

Eight airborne systems to be integrated into Royal Canadian Air Force's CP-140 Aurora fleet

March 24, 2014  by Canadian Manufacturing Staff

RICHMOND, B.C.—Canadian technology firm MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) has won a $64-million deal with the Department of National Defence (DND) for eight radar surveillance systems.

According to MDA, the deal will see it build eight airborne radar surveillance systems that will be integrated into the CP-140 Aurora fleet, Canada’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

The fleet is used by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for domestic surveillance, search and rescue missions and maritime and overland operations.

MDA said the new systems supplement previous radar surveillance systems developed and delivered by the company.


MDA’s radar surveillance systems provide high resolution imaging capabilities that can detect, locate and classify both land and marine-based objects, such as vehicles and ships.