Wendy Keyzer
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: (604) 231-2743
| Fax: (604) 231-2787

13800 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC, V6V 2J3

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MDA, a MaxarTechnologies company, is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery. MDA’s extensive space expertise and heritage translates into mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include multi- platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial robotics. MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical information and insights derived from multiple data sources.

Founded in 1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada’s most successful technology ventures. As 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 1,900 employees operating from locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal and Halifax.The company is active in the following markets:


From its Montreal, Quebec facility and a facility in the United Kingdom, MDA is an industry leader in the design, assembly, and testing of advanced satellite subsystems and products for space applications. This includes complete communications and radar payloads, antennas, and electronics. As the world’s leading independent supplier of antenna solutions for satellites, MDA delivers best-in-class antenna solutions in UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka and V bands. MDA also has strong heritage in radar remote sensing, acting as the prime contractor and payload manufacturer on Canada’s RADARSAT series of satellites. 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.


MDA surveillance and intelligence 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. These offerings include decisioning and risk management solutions, and advanced geospatial services and products, employing data products from leading high-resolution satellite missions, including RADARSAT. MDA is also a leading provider of land administration solutions including land title registries and digital cadastral mapping solutions for medium to large jurisdictions.


Based in Brampton, Ontario, St. Hubert, Quebec, and the U.S., MDA’s Robotics and Automation business is actively developing the next generation of advanced capabilities and products to support future government and commercial programs. As Prime Contractor on such iconic robotic programs as Canadarm on the Space Shuttle and Canadarm2 and Dextre 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 automation, nuclear refurbishment, and industrial automation.