December 10 MDA signs contract in excess of CA$100 million to provide communications payload for Israeli AMOS-6 satellite
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract in excess of CA$100 million with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. to supply the communications payload solution for the AMOS-6 satellite to be launched in 2015. In June 2012, MDA announced it had started work on this contract under an Authorization To Proceed.
December 10 MDA to provide additional ground station solutions for US Air Force program
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe, Inc. to deliver a solution to allow two of the U.S. Air Forces (USAF) mobile ground systems, called Eagle Vision, to receive and process imagery from WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites.
November 22 Space Systems/Loral-built satellite for EchoStar successfully launched, begins post-launch maneuvers
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the EchoStar XVI satellite, designed and built for EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), was launched November 20, 2012 and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS) from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan.
November 5 MDA reports third quarter 2012 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
November 2 MDA completes acquisition of Space Systems/Loral
MDA announced today that it has completed and formally closed the previously announced acquisition of Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L). The combination of MDA and SS/L creates a leading global communications and information company.
November 2 MDA to provide further upgrades to Royal Canadian Navy ships
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract worth CA$13.4 million with Canada's Department of National Defence. MDA will upgrade mission critical systems to support mine detection missions and route survey operations for the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels.
October 31 MDA to provide ground station solution for US Air Force program
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe, Inc. to develop a solution to allow two of the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) mobile ground systems, called Eagle Vision, to receive and process imagery from WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites. MDA's solution will enhance the USAF's ability to provide near real-time in-theatre access to essential image data, on a daily basis.
October 26 Antitrust clearance received for MDA's acquisition of SS/L
MDA today announced that MDA has received notice from the Bureau of Competition Premerger Notification Office of the Federal Trade Commission that it has completed its review of the transaction for MDA to acquire Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L) and that early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has been granted with respect to the transaction.
October 24 MDA to continue supporting US Government with land-cover changes
MDA announced today that the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has exercised a one year option valued at US$4 million to continue the provision of apparent changes in land-cover anywhere around the globe. MDA will deliver changes for more than 100 million square kilometers of the Earth's land surface.
October 22 MDA's Third Quarter 2012 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Third Quarter 2012 financial results at 4:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. PST) on Monday, November 5, 2012.
October 18 MDA to be key supplier in satellite servicing demonstration for US Government
MDA announced today that it has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Phoenix Program.
October 2 MDA receives follow-on contract for land information
MDA announced today that it has received a follow-on contract for US$9.8 million to map soil characterization and terrain globally. The information produced will be used for planning and analysis in conjunction with data previously delivered by MDA under this contract. MDA leveraged its sophisticated software that identifies changes in land-cover to provide a rapid and cost effective solution to meet customer needs.
September 20 MDA receives approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
MDA announced today that MDA and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Loral) were notified by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) that CFIUS had concluded its review of the proposed purchase of Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L) by a subsidiary of MDA and had determined that there are no unresolved national security concerns with respect to the transaction.
September 17 MDA continues to provide information to the US Government to support safe maritime navigation
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar sole source delivery order under its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
September 12 MDA receives request for additional information from U.S. Department of Justice
MDA announced that it has today received a request for additional information, often referred to as a second request from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), in connection with MDA's proposed acquisition of Space Systems/Loral Inc. (SS/L). A second request may be a part of the review process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act). The second request seeks additional information primarily regarding MDA's Montreal satellite communications antenna and payload business.
September 6 MDA extends surveillance service for Australian Defence Force
MDA announced today that it has signed two contract amendments with the Commonwealth of Australia. The first extends MDA's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force in Kandahar Airfield an additional two years. The second provides for a three month assessment activity that will provide critical information in support of Australia's efforts in Afghanistan. The combined contract value of these amendments is in excess of CA$100 million.
September 4 MDA's advanced technology solutions to be used on telecommunication satellite
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract for CA$12.7 million with a confidential customer to provide multiple advanced technology solutions for a telecommunications satellite.
July 26 MDA declares Dividend
MDA today declared a semi-annual common share dividend of $0.65 per share, payable on September 28, 2012, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2012.
July 26 MDA reports second quarter 2012 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.
July 20 MDA to increase its provision of RADARSAT-2 imagery in support of Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract amendment for CA$11.9 million to increase its provision of RADARSAT-2 satellite imagery to Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program. The additional RADARSAT-2 imagery addresses the gap in data availability created by the recent loss of the European Space Agency's (ESA) ENVISAT satellite and fulfills ESA's maritime monitoring needs until the full operational capacity of the Sentinel-1A satellite is available, which is expected around mid-2014.
July 12 MDA's Second Quarter 2012 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Second Quarter 2012 financial results at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) on Thursday, July 26, 2012.
July 10 MDA to provide a communications payload for the HYLAS 3 satellite
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract valued at approximately CA$35 million with United Kingdom-based Avanti Communications Group plc to provide a Ka-band broadband communications payload solution for their HYLAS 3 satellite. HYLAS 3 will provide satellite data communications services covering Africa and the Middle East, and is expected to launch in 2015. The award of the HYLAS 3 payload to MDA is another testament to MDA`s leadership position in Ka-band multi-beam solutions.
July 3 MDA to enhance advanced technology solution for Breast Cancer detection and treatment
MDA announced today that it has received additional funding from the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii) at McMaster University for the next phase of development of the advanced technology solution for use in early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The total contract is now valued at CA$7.7 million.
June 26 MDA announces transformational US acquisition
MDA today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L) for US$875 million in a transaction that is immediately accretive. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, SS/L is the global market leading provider of commercial communications satellites, serving a global customer base. The acquisition transforms MDA into a major player in commercial communications and provides the Company with critical mass in the U.S. market.
June 24 MDA selected to provide communications payload for Israeli satellite
MDA announced today that it has been selected by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. to supply the communications payload solution for the AMOS-6 satellite to be launched in 2014. The contract, in excess of CA$90 million, is expected to be finalized over the coming month. MDA has started work under an Authorization To Proceed.
June 5 MDA to help train British Forces in use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems' information
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract to provide training support to the British Army. The training support will include acquiring video using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The video will be transmitted in real-time to soldiers' remote terminals, allowing them to be trained in the tasking of surveillance aircraft and the use of the information collected. The training exercises will be conducted from June to October 2012, with an option for an additional year.
May 16 MDA extends operational support for Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract with SNC-Lavalin Defence Programs Inc. to extend operational services for up to eight years for the Canadian Department of National Defence's twelve Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels. MDA, an original member of the SNC-Lavalin-led team that designed and built the vessels, provided integrated ship systems, and continues to provide operational support services on both coasts.
May 1 MDA reports first quarter 2012 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
April 30 MDA to develop concept for communications solution for Sierra Nevada Corporation's commercial shuttle replacement
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract with Sierra Nevada Corporation to provide an engineering concept for a communications solution for the ongoing phase of NASA's Commercial Crew Development program. This program aims at developing a reusable spacecraft to transport crew and critical cargo to the International Space Station and then return to Earth.
April 27 MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands
MDA announced today that it has signed a three year contract for CA$1.7 million to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).
April 17 MDA's First Quarter 2012 results conference call alert and Annual General Meeting
MDA plans to release its First Quarter 2012 financial results at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
April 2 MDA to provide advanced technology solutions for telecommunications satellite
MDA announced today it has signed a contract valued at CA$12.5 million with a confidential customer to provide multiple advanced technology solutions for a telecommunications satellite.
March 30 RADARSAT Constellation Mission update
MDA announced today that the Company has made a preliminary assessment of the Canadian federal budget released yesterday. It has concluded that the budget does not include the funds required to continue the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) as currently envisioned. At this time MDA is uncertain on the way forward on Phase D of RCM and expects to work with its customer to seek clarification over the coming weeks.
March 25 MDA supports signing of Canada-Japan space cooperation agreement
MDA today applauded the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to pursue cooperation in the area of space.
March 2 MDA provides continued support for international space station
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract amendment worth CA$14.7 million with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for logistics and sustaining engineering requirements for the Mobile Servicing System. This amendment extends the work through March 2013, bringing the total contract value to CA $152.7 million.
February 29 Renewal of international space station participation - good for Canada
MDA today praised the Government of Canada and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on its announcement to renew Canada's participation in the international space station (ISS).
February 28 MDA reports full year and fourth quarter 2011 results
MDA today reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011.
February 27 MDA selected to support UrtheCast in creating streaming HD video platform of Earth with cameras located on the International Space Station
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract for CA$4.2 million with Earth Video Camera Inc., (operating as UrtheCast) to provide them with information solutions to be incorporated into two high-definition video cameras to be installed on the International Space Station in late 2012. The cameras will stream pictures and constant, near-live video to Earth for potential uses in education, environmental information, disaster monitoring and consumer-generated media.
February 20 MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2011 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2011 financial results at 4:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. PST) on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
February 20 MDA to develop advanced technology solutions for paediatric surgery
MDA announced today that it has signed a Master Research Collaboration Agreement with the Children's National Medical Center (Children's National) in Washington, D.C. Through this collaborative partnership, MDA and Children's National will develop advanced medical robotics and "smart tools" to improve the quality of patient outcomes for children's surgeries. The initial phase is valued at US$2.7 million.
February 1 MDA to provide continuing operational support to the USAF for MDA flight path safety system
MDA announced today it has signed a contract for US$1.8 million as part of its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement with the U.S. Air Force (USAF). MDA will provide three years of operational support for the fielded versions of the flight path safety system delivered by MDA to the USAF in 2004, and initiate the upgrade in capability to maintain the currency of the system with the continuously evolving regulation standards. The contract includes options for an additional two years.
January 31 MDA receives follow-on contracts from the Federal Aviation Administration
MDA announced today that it has signed contracts totaling US$7.6 million with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the upgrade to the FAA’s Instrument Procedure Development System (IPDS), as part of a mission support automation program, and to provide operational support to the currently fielded version of the system. These latest contracts will continue to align the system with the requirements of the FAA’s NextGen program.
January 12 MDA provides advanced technology solutions to support EADS Astrium
MDA announced today that it has received a contract in excess of CA$5 million to provide five advanced technology solutions to EADS Astrium.
January 11 Space Infrastructure Servicing Update
MDA announced today that as previously reported, MDA has not yet made a decision to proceed with its commercial Space Infrastructure Servicing Initiative.
January 5 MDA expands RADARSAT distribution in China
MDA announced today that it has signed an agreement valued at CA$3 million with EarthView Image Inc., for the provision of RADARSAT distribution rights for three years. RADARSAT products and services will be available to support government and commercial users in China in areas such as land use management, environmental monitoring, subsidence monitoring, and disaster response.