Surveillance and Intelligence

The Company is a world-class supplier of space-based and airborne surveillance solutions, satellite ground stations, and associated geospatial information services.

Surveillance and Intelligence Solutions are provided to both Government and Commercial customers including Space Agencies, Defence Departments, Civil Departments, Intelligence Agencies, Aerospace Prime Contractors, Aviation Authorities, Imaging Satellite Services Operators, Oil & Gas Companies, etc. 

 
SPACE MISSIONS
Operational surveillance and monitoring solutions for civil, defence, and commercial applications.

Radar

MDA is a world leader with decades of heritage in the design, development, integration and commissioning of entire space-based radar satellite missions including ground segments, operations and associated information services.

Optical

MDA has proven ability to deliver highly reliable, low cost satellites and constellations that meet our customer’s operational needs for Earth and space observation solutions.

Radar Missions

MDA is a world leader with decades of heritage in the design, development, integration and commissioning of entire space-based radar satellite missions including ground segments, operations and associated information service

Radar Missions

MDA is a world leader with decades of heritage in the design, development, integration and commissioning of entire space-based radar satellite missions including ground segments, operations and associated information service

Radar Missions

MDA is a world leader with decades of heritage in the design, development, integration and commissioning of entire space-based radar satellite missions including ground segments, operations and associated information servic

Alouette
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Space Debris
1:37

RADARSAT-2
1:53

 
​GROUND
Generating vital information for operational decision makers.
​Ground
Generating vital information for operational decision makers.
​Ground
Generating vital information for operational decision makers.

Ground Systems

MDA offers a full range of multi-satellite (radar and optical) ground systems for planning, tasking, receiving, processing, archiving and exploitation of satellite imagery.

  • More than 50 systems installed in more than 25 different countries, processing data from over 20 satellites

C4ISR

Ship combat/electronic systems, command and control systems, operational trainers and maritime surveillance systems.
MDA's expertise spans space, air, maritime, and subsea domains using the world's most advanced platforms, sensors, information fusion, and analytics.

Aviation

Navigation support systems that increase the safety and efficiency of aircraft landings and take-offs, supporting the next generation of air traffic management.

Land Administration Systems

MDA is a leading provider of land information solutions including land title registries and digital cadastral mapping solutions for medium to large jurisdictions.

MDA BlueHawk™
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​ROBOTICS
For space exploration and ​commercial applications.
  • World leader with long-term heritage in space robotics
  • Provider of robotics for International Space Station (“Canadarm” and “Dextre”)
  • Developing next-generation space automation capabilities for planetary exploration and on-orbit satellite servicing and repair
  • On-site engineering support for major space programs
  • Terrestrial applications include microsurgery, nuclear facility servicing and others

Dextre
0:46

FREND
1:16

ISS 15th Anniversary
2:38

Next-Generation Canadarm
6:24

Neuroarm
1:16

MDA-built robotics used for breast cancer treatment
1:53

 
​GEOSPATIAL SERVICES
Geospatial Information derived from satellite and other sources.

Satellite Data Distribution

As the operator of the RADARSAT-2 satellite, and the worldwide commercial data distributor for the RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2 satellites, MDA Geospatial Services Inc. is one of the largest satellite radar data providers worldwide.

Value Added Information Services

MDA provides geospatial information and monitoring services derived from radar imagery and other sources to customers in defence, weather, transportation, energy and mining, and civilian sectors.

Intelligence Information Services

Through its separate US proxy company, MDA Information Systems LLC, MDA provides critical geospatial information and change detection services to the US intelligence community.

Riviere Richelieu
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Landsat Tracks Urban Change and Flood Risk
2:38
Credit: NASA