MDA to Provide UAV Surveillance Services to Australia

By Caroline Rees / 28 Oct 2014

MDA Corporation LogoMacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company, has announced that it has been awarded a contract amendment valued at CA$40 million by the Commonwealth of Australia to transition MDA’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services to Australia following completion of the currently contracted services in Afghanistan. MDA will provide the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with UAV operations and related services within Australia through December 2017, with options for up to an additional three years. MDA’s service supports the RAAF plans to further develop Australia’s unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

MDA has been supporting the Australian Forces in Afghanistan since January 2010 providing critically important real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information directly to ground commanders.

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