MDA, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Nanowave Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave, millimeter-wave and electro-optic multi-function modules and subsystems.
MDA will provide satellite components in addition to engineering support to integrate and test a Nanowave radar transceiver satellite payload. Radar transceivers provide the capability to transmit and receive radio frequency signals between the ground and space for imaging.
MDA previously acted as the Prime for Canada's RADARSAT-2 satellite and is currently the Prime for the upcoming RADARSAT Constellation Mission that is being built for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
Mike Greenley, group president of MDA said that MDA's long heritage in space radar payloads was the perfect complement to the heritage of Nanowave's advanced microwave expertise. Blending leading edge technical capability with timely, cost effective execution and extensive heritage, MDA's space radar solutions provide a unique value proposition to customers worldwide.