December 19 MDA provides additional advanced technology solutions to support O3b communication satellite network
MDA announced today that it has received an amendment in excess of CA$9 million to a contract originally announced on January, 2010 from Thales Alenia Space to provide a number of advanced technology solutions. The solutions will be used for twelve Medium Earth Orbit communication satellites that are being designed and manufactured for O3b Limited.
December 5 MDA to provide advanced technology solutions to support the study of the sun's effect on Earth
MDA announced today that its US operation has signed an agreement valued at US$1.4 million with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company to deliver advanced technology solutions to NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre (NASA), as part of the agency's Small Explorer, or SMEX Program, expected to launch by 2012. The portion of the Program that MDA is contributing to is designed to study the solar atmosphere and its far reaching effects on the environment of Earth and the activities of its inhabitants.
December 1 MDA receives additional amendment to Design Phase of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency totaling CA$11.3 million, for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission.
November 29 MDA's RADARSAT-2 information to support China's natural resource management
MDA announced today that it has signed a CA$3 million agreement with the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), an agency within the Chinese Academy of Sciences to extend its ability to use RADARSAT-2 an additional three years. This information is used by many agencies within the Chinese government to support a variety of applications that include natural resource management, land management, disaster management, subsidence monitoring, and maritime monitoring.
November 28 MDA to extend its services to support Canadarm2 and Dextre for the International Space Station
MDA announced today that it has received contracts worth CA$4.2 million from NASA's Johnson Space Center to extend its support of the Robotic Work Station that controls Canadarm2 and Dextre on the ISS. MDA will provide on-going sustaining engineering services, and provide new capabilities that will assist in the berthing of unmanned vehicles visiting the space station. The contract extension runs through December 2012.
November 16 MDA extends its monitoring service of oil fields for leading energy company
MDA announced today that it has signed contracts totaling CA$1.7 million with a leading integrated oil company to expand MDA's current monitoring program.
November 15 MDA receives additional amendments to Design Phase of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency totaling CA$6.7 million, for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. The amendment continues the long lead procurement of parts and equipment needed for the Build Phase.
November 2 MDA to help Canada's DND monitor areas of interest around the world
MDA announced today that it has received a CA$27.5 (CA$31.1 inc. HST)million contract from Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) for a surveillance solution capable of being rapidly deployed to any area of interest around the world.
October 28 MDA reports third quarter 2011 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.
October 20 MDA to provide land-cover changes on a global scale
MDA announced today that its U.S. operation has signed a US$17 million contract with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide apparent changes in land-cover anywhere around the globe. Under the initial 12 months contract, MDA will deliver changes for more than 100 million square kilometers of the Earth's land surface. The contract includes two option years, valued at US$4 million each.
October 18 MDA's Third Quarter 2011 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Third Quarter 2011 financial results at 4:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. PDT) on Friday, October 28, 2011.
October 18 MDA signs contracts to provide solutions for lunar and planetary science missions
MDA announced today that its U.S. operation MDA Information System Inc. has signed two contracts to provide advanced technology solutions for future NASA-funded lunar and planetary science missions.
October 7 MDA to provide advanced technology solutions for communication satellites
MDA announced today that its U.S. operation has signed a contract valued at over US$3.5 million with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems to provide advanced technology solutions for three 702HP communications satellites.
October 5 MDA announces the completion of its Substantial Issuer Bid
MDA announced today that it is taking up and paying for 9,433,961 common shares at a price of $53.00 per common share under the Company’s Substantial Issuer Bid to repurchase up to $500 million of its common shares. The shares being purchased represent approximately 22.9% of the common shares currently outstanding. After giving effect to the repurchase, the outstanding number of shares will be 31,773,447.
October 5 MDA announces the preliminary results of its Substantial Issuer Bid
MDA announced today the preliminary results of its substantial issuer bid to purchase for cancellation up to $500 million worth of its common shares. The offer to purchase expired at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on October 4, 2011.
September 23 MDA to provide radar information in support of maritime safety to the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar sole source delivery order under its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
September 23 MDA receives amendments to Design Phase of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA announced today that it has received two contract amendments from the Canadian Space Agency totaling CA$9.18 million, for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. The amendments continue the long lead procurement of parts and equipment needed for the Build Phase.
September 23 MDA to provide radar information in support of maritime safety to the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar sole source delivery order under its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
September 22 MDA continues to provide critical information to monitor surface deformation in mines
MDA announced today that it has signed contracts in excess of CA$990,000 with Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB) and a leading potash producer to provide critical information from RADARSAT-2 for monitoring surface deformation at and in the vicinity of their mines. The contract with LKAB extends an existing agreement for a further three years.
September 19 IMRIS and MDA Advancing Image Guided Surgical Robotics Program
IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) today announced an agreement for the final phases of collaborative development of IMRIS's MR guided surgical robot, building on the development work the two companies have completed to date.
September 14 MDA to help US Air Force minimize risk to soldiers in the field
MDA announced today that its U.S. operation, MDA Information Systems, Inc. has signed a contract valued at US$1.8 million with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to provide advanced technology solutions for surveying unprepared runways in remote areas.
September 12 MDA provides continued support for International Space Station
MDA announced today that it has received an initial authorization valued at CA$4.66 million on a contract amendment from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) exercising an option to extend the contract from May 2012 to March 2013. This amendment brings the total contract value to CA$137.9 million.
September 8 MDA provides advanced technology for communications satellites
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract worth approximately CA$10 million with a confidential customer to provide advanced technology solutions for their communications satellites.
September 1 MDA receives follow-on contract for land information
MDA announced today that it has received a $12 million dollar follow-on contract from an undisclosed customer in the U.S. to continue production of the Global Land Cover product. Global Land Cover is a land classification of the Earth's surface. Classifications are broken down into several categories including shrubs, forest, water bodies, and urban areas. This information is used by professionals to better analyze things such as wetlands, urban sprawl, and navigational aids used for applications such as environmental monitoring and visual navigation.
August 29 MDA to develop advanced technology instruments for planetary exploration
MDA announced today that it has signed two contracts totaling CA$1.2 million with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop advanced technology instruments for future planetary exploration programs. The contracts include options for up to an additional $1.4M.
August 26 MDA continues to support Mexico's largest oil company with advanced RADARSAT products
MDA announced today that it has signed an additional contract valued at US$751,000 with Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) for the continued monitoring of natural oil seeps and spills in the Gulf of Mexico using advanced RADARSAT satellite data. This is the fifth contract that PEMEX has signed with MDA since 2000.
August 25 MDA to partner in advanced technology solution for biopsy surgery
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract for CA$5.6 million with the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii) at McMaster University to develop an advanced technology solution for use in early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
August 22 MDA to purchase up to $500 million of its Common Shares Pursuant to a Substantial Issuer Bid
MDA announced today that it has mailed the offer to purchase, circular and related documents for its Substantial Issuer Bid (the "Offer") to purchase for cancellation up to $500 million in value of its common shares ("Shares") from shareholders.
August 18 MDA provides additional support for International Space Station
MDA announced today that it has received a CA$5.7 million contract amendment from the Canadian Space Agency to provide additional logistics and sustaining engineering for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS).
August 15 MDA to help monitor lightning on a global scale
MDA announced today that its U.S. operation received a US$4 million contract to provide Lockheed Martin with an advanced technology solution for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will fly on the GOES-R Series satellites which provides environmental data to the U.S. MDA will deliver the advanced technology solutions in 2011 through to 2012.
August 11 MDA's RADARSAT-2 information to support national security
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract to provide RADARSAT-2 information to a confidential customer. The customer will use the RADARSAT-2 derived information to support mission critical decisions.
August 10 MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 imagery to support ESA's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract in excess of CA$11 million to provide RADARSAT-2 satellite imagery to the European Space Agency (ESA). The imagery will be delivered from June 2011 until May 2014.
July 29 MDA declares Dividend
MDA today declared a semi-annual common share dividend of $0.50 per share, payable on September 30, 2011, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2011.
July 29 MDA to Purchase up to $500 million of its Common Shares Pursuant to a Substantial Issuer Bid
MDA announced today that the Company intends to make a substantial issuer bid (the "Offer"), pursuant to which the Company will offer to purchase for cancellation up to $500 million in value of its outstanding common shares ("Shares") from shareholders. The Offer will proceed by way of a modified "Dutch Auction" and the range of Offer prices will be $53.00 to $60.00 per Share (with increments of $0.50 within that range). The maximum purchase price under the Offer represents a premium of approximately 11% over the daily volume weighted average trading price of the Shares on the TSX for the prior 30 trading days.
July 29 MDA reports second quarter 2011 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.
July 25 MDA receives additional amendments to Design Phase of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency totaling CA$9.11 million, for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. The amendment continues the long lead procurement of parts and equipment needed for the Build Phase.
July 21 MDA receives follow-on contracts from the Federal Aviation Administration
MDA announced today that it has received follow-on contracts for US$7.9 million from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the upgrade to the FAA’s Instrument Procedure Development System (IPDS), as part of an enterprise-wide automation program. These latest contracts will continue to align IPDS with the requirements of the FAA’s NextGen program.
July 14 MDA's Second Quarter 2011 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Second Quarter 2011 financial results at 7:30 a.m. EDT (4:30 a.m. PDT) on Friday, July 29, 2011.
July 11 MDA extends surveillance service for Australian Defence Force
MDA announced today that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is extending its contract for MDA's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities. Under this extension, MDA will provide a third year of UAV surveillance operations for the ADF's deployed forces in Afghanistan. The timeframe for this extension is January through to December 2012.
June 27 MDA receives amendments to Design Phase of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA announced today that it has signed three contract amendments with the Canadian Space Agency totaling $10.4 Million (CAD), for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. The amendments serve to initiate the procurement of parts and equipment needed for the Build Phase, which will require a lengthy period of time to complete, and include tasks to add mission functionality.
June 17 SIS update
MDA announced today that with Intelsat’s concurrence it is extending by about three months the requirements definition phase of its previously announced Satellite Infrastructure Servicing (SIS) initiative.
June 8 MDA to provide multi-satellite ground station solution
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract in excess of $8 million (CAD) with a confidential customer to provide a multi-satellite ground station solution. Under this contract, MDA will develop, integrate and install the solution at the customer's site in the first quarter of 2012. The solution will be capable of programming, receiving and processing imagery and data.
May 31 MDA to help Russia to enhance maritime safety
MDA announced today that RADARSAT-2 information will be used by the Government of Russia to enhance their ability to provide critical information to support disaster relief, improve the safety of maritime navigation, and increase its ability to monitor, and respond to oil spills, etc.
May 24 MDA to provide RADARSAT data information to support mapping and emergency response in Russia
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract for $2.5 million (CAD) with ScanEx Research and Development Center (ScanEx) to provide RADARSAT data information to multiple ground stations in Russia over three years. The information will be used by Russian commercial, academic, and government users for applications that include maritime navigation, environment effects, ice monitoring, mapping and emergency response.
May 20 MDA receives follow-on contracts to upgrade flight route design solution
MDA announced today it has signed contracts for more than $4 million (CAD) with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These contracts will upgrade the existing Instrument Procedure Development System (IPDS) to be compliant with the FAA and U.S. Department of Defense's Information Technology policy and provide expanded integration with the FAA's enterprise-wide flight procedure automation initiative.
May 19 MDA signs extension to Design Phase of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA announced today that it has signed contract amendments with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), which involves developing the detailed design of the RCM and all of its subsystems, and is the precursor to the Build Phase. MDA has been working on this contract under an Authorization To Proceed, since March 17, 2010. The value of the latest amendments totals $35.9 Million (CAD) and brings the contract value for the Design Phase to $123 Million (CAD).
May 19 RADARSAT Constellation Mission design extended
MDA announced today that it has signed contract amendments with the Canadian Space Agency for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). The additional functionality for RCM resulting from these amendments includes higher security features for the spacecraft, and development of a solution supporting identification of ships using RCM's Automatic Identification System (AIS). In conjunction with the Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery provided by RCM, the AIS system will provide additional data supporting the monitoring of Canada's coastal zones. The value of the amendments totals $6.8 Million (CAD).
May 10 MDA to upgrade surveillance solution used in Amazon
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade the SIVAM ground processing solution. The Amazon Surveillance System, or SIVAM (Sistema de Vigilancia da Amazonia) is an airborne radar surveillance system used for monitoring the Amazon.
May 5 MDA to provide critical information to monitor oil field for leading Alberta energy company
MDA announced today that it has signed multi-year contracts totalling over $1 million (CAD) to supply oil field monitoring products to a leading integrated oil company.
May 3 MDA reports first quarter 2011 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.
April 19 MDA's First Quarter 2011 results conference call alert and Annual General Meeting
MDA plans to release its First Quarter 2011 financial results at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) on May 3, 2011.
April 12 MDA signs a contract in excess of $40 million
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract in excess of $40 million (CAD) with a confidential customer to provide advanced technology solutions to support a satellite communications and information service.
April 7 MDA receives follow-on contracts from the Federal Aviation Administration
MDA announced today that it has received follow-on contracts valued at over $6 Million (USD) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the upgrade to the FAA's Instrument Procedure Development System (IPDS), which involves an enterprise-wide automation of flight route design practices. The IPDS provides the FAA and the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) with the capability to design terminal area flight routes that take advantage of the latest navigation equipment, resulting in improved terminal airspace usage and reduced fuel burn.
April 4 MDA to provide advanced technology solution to Boeing for communications satellites
MDA announced today that its U.S. operation has signed a multi-million dollar agreement to begin work with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems to provide advanced technology solutions for its 702HP communications satellites. The period of performance will be through 2012.
March 28 MDA to provide operations and maintenance support to DND's Canadian Space Surveillance System
MDA announced today that it has received a contract worth $11.7 million (CAD) from Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) to operate and maintain the Sapphire System for five years following system commissioning. Developed, built and operated by MDA, the Sapphire System is an information solution that will routinely monitor thousands of space objects 24/7 and provide data on several hundred objects of interest every day within hours of observation.
March 23 MDA expands surveillance service for Australian Defence Force
MDA announced today that it has signed contract amendments related to its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force.
March 22 MDA to partner in advanced technology solution for paediatric surgery
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract for $4.7 million (CAD) with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, to collaborate on the design and development of an advanced technology solution for paediatric surgery.
March 15 Intelsat Picks MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. for Satellite Servicing
Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA") for the servicing of Intelsat's on-orbit satellites via a space-based service vehicle to be provided by MDA. The innovative technology has the potential to extend the useful lives of Intelsat's satellites and enhance in-orbit reliability. The services provided by MDA to Intelsat under this agreement are valued at more than US$280 million over the timeframe during which services will be delivered.
February 28 MDA reports full year and fourth quarter 2010 results
MDA today reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010.
February 25 MDA Declares Dividend
MDA today declared a semi-annual common share dividend of $0.50 per share, payable on March 31, 2011, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2011.
February 21 MDA to provide information to the U.S. Government to support safe maritime navigation
MDA announced today that the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has exercised an option under an existing Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity delivery order with MDA.
February 18 MDA's robotic solutions enable unmanned on-orbit services
MDA announced today that Canadarm2, the advanced robotic arm built by MDA, successfully relocated the HTV Japanese cargo vehicle from the Earth-facing port to the space-facing port on the International Space Station (ISS) to accommodate docking of the space shuttle Discovery next week.
February 15 MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 financial results at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) on Monday, February 28, 2011.
January 13 MDA provides additional advanced technology solutions to Orbital's Cargo Delivery Spacecraft
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract amendment exercising an option on the contract announced January 19, 2010. MDA will provide Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) with solutions to enable capture and mating of the Cygnus™ cargo delivery spacecraft to the International Space Station.
January 4 MDA closes sale of U.K. and North American Property Information Business
MDA announced that it has closed the sale of its Property Information business. This business, which provides property information to insurance companies, lenders, and legal professionals primarily in the U.S. and Europe, has been acquired by TPG Capital.