For immediate release: March 16, 2004
MDA Extends the Supply of Satellite Data to Three Customers
Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) announced today that its Information Products group has extended the supply of satellite data to three existing customers in arrangements worth over $2.7 million. MDA's satellite information is being used to prevent navigational and environmental disasters, and for agricultural assessment purposes:
- The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) has signed a two-year contract for the use of RADARSAT-1 data to create up-to-date ice charts and reports that are sent via satellite to ships navigating the ice-infested Greenland Sea. This is MDA's 6th consecutive year of assisting DMI with ice monitoring.
- Petrobas, the largest oil company in Brazil, has renewed its 1-year contract to use RADARSAT-1 data for oil spill data and disaster prevention modelling.
- The US Department of Agriculture has exercised the third year option of its contract for the acquisition of satellite data acquired over U.S. agricultural lands for crop analysis.
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