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MDA Inks Contract to Revamp CP-140 Radar Ground Systems

By Juliet Van Wagenen | January 12, 2016
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[Avionics Today 01-13-2016] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed a contract amendment for $2.1 million with Canada's Department of National Defense to provide upgrades to the ground systems supporting the radar surveillance systems developed by MDA and used on Canada's fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.

The CP-140 Aurora fleet is Canada's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) 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 users with 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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