MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (« MDA » or the « Company ») (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, announced today that it has signed a five-year multi-million dollar agreement with PASCO Corporation, a major player in the geospatial information industry. PASCO has been granted exclusive distribution rights, effective May 1, 2014, for RADARSAT-2 products and services to support government and commercial users in Japan in areas such as defence and security, land use management, environmental monitoring, and disaster response.
The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence surveillance and monitoring programs.