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MDA signs $7M contract to upgrade Canada’s CP-140 Aurora aircraft

The new high resolution imaging capability detects, locates and classifies land and marine-based objects such as vehicles and ships

April 28, 2015  by Canadian Staff

RICHMOND, B.C.—Global communications and information company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), has signed two contract amendments worth $7 million with Canada’s Department of National Defence to provide software upgrades to the radar surveillance systems for Canada’s fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.

The CP-140 Aurora fleet is Canada’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft. The fleet is used by the Royal Canadian Air Force in activities such as domestic surveillance of Canada’s maritime approaches, search and rescue missions, and maritime and overland operations.

MDA’s radar surveillance system provides a high resolution imaging capability that can detect, locate, and classify land and marine-based objects, such as vehicles and ships.


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