Wendy Keyzer
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: (604) 278-3411
| Fax: (604) 231-2773

13800 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC, V6V 2J3

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MDA is a global communications and information company, providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA is an established leader in the development of Canadian technology for domestic and export use in both commercial and defence markets. It continues to create quality employment opportunities across Canada, expanding the Canadian technology sector through supply contracts, which include small and medium-sized enterprises, and generating millions of dollars in export revenue and taxation. MDA’s made-in-Canada approach over the past 40 years has ensured that valuable intellectual property it has developed by itself, or in conjunction with agencies of the Federal Government, remain in Canada.

MDA’s domestic and global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 locations spanning the east and west coasts of Canada, plus the United States, and internationally. The company is active in two principal markets:

Communications: MDA offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband Internet, and mobile communications.

Surveillance and Intelligence: MDA offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.


From its Montreal, Quebec facility and the United Kingdom, MDA is an industry leader in the design, assembly, and testing of advanced satellite subsystems and products for space communications. As the world’s leading independent supplier of antenna solutions for communications satellites, MDA also delivers complete satellite payload solutions, advanced RF, power electronics, and digital solutions for satellite payloads and platforms, and its best-in-class antenna solutions cover UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka and V bands. MDA’s reputation for advanced solutions, technical reliability, quality, and performance has been earned over hundreds of international programs and five decades of engineering excellence backed by world-class facilities for manufacturing, integration, and testing.

Through SSL, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, MDA is a leading provider of communications spacecraft with over 250 spacecraft delivered, comprising a major portion of the world’s communications infrastructure. The company designs and manufactures satellites for the world’s top commercial operators to provide services that include video content distribution, direct-to-home television, broadband Internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation. With more than 75 geostationary satellites currently on orbit, SSL has delivered more transponders in commercial operation today than any other satellite manufacturer.

Surveillance and Intelligence
With facility locations across Canada, and the U.S., MDA solutions collect data from space, airborne, maritime, ground, and cyber sources to provide timely, reliable, accurate, geospatial information, services, and products for customers in surveillance and intelligence markets.

Leveraging decades of global leadership in remote sensing ground stations, MDA solutions include end-to-end radar and optical satellite LEO missions, and systems and services for multi-satellite ground systems, airborne radar, UAV surveillance, geospatial information for aviation, command and control solutions, ship and naval systems, and exploitation/intelligence tools. The Company provides a specialized range of mission critical surveillance and intelligence systems and services that generate actionable intelligence information for defence and security customers who collect and manage surveillance and intelligence of land and maritime zones. MDA also delivers advanced geospatial services and products for government and commercial programs, employing data products from leading high-resolution satellite missions, such as RADARSAT.

Robotics and Automation

Based in Brampton, Ontario and the U.S., MDA’s Robotics and Automation business is actively developing the next generation of advanced technologies to support future government and commercial programs. As prime contractor on such iconic robotic programs as Canadarm on the Space Shuttle and the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station, MDA applies its renowned robotic and automation technologies to space infrastructure assembly and operations, on-orbit satellite servicing, and planetary exploration. On Earth, that expertise is addressing exciting new applications in medical and nuclear markets.