MDA signs $5M Airbus contract for antenna subsystems

Ability to make movements in fine increments will increase satellite performance.

VANCOUVER — MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) has signed a $5 million contract to provide Airbus Defence and Space four communication antenna subsystems and control electronics.

MDA, a global communications and information company based in Vancouver, says its patented control electronics allows antenna movement in very fine increments, which increases the flexibility and performance of the satellite.

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group based in Toulouse, France that is responsible for defence and aerospace products and services.

MDA has more than 4,800 employees operating from 15 locations in the US, Canada, and internationally.

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