RICHMOND, BC — MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has signed a contract worth more than $100 million with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
The deal is for a communications payload system for the AMOS-6 satellite to be launched in 2015.
Israel Aerospace Industries, an aerospace and defence contractor, designs, manufactures and operates the AMOS communications satellites series.
MDA also announced a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe Inc. for a system that will allow two of the US air force’s mobile ground systems to receive and process imagery from WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites.
The deal builds on an agreement in October to bring the number of US air force systems with the capability to four.
MDA, best-known as the maker of the robotic arms used on the International Space Station and the now-retired US space shuttles, supplies technology to a variety of businesses that use satellites to collection information from space.
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