LONGMONT, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - DigitalGlobe, Inc., (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, today announced that DigitalGlobe and MDA will cooperate to offer combined optical and synthetic aperture radar satellite data solutions to their respective defense and intelligence customers around the world. This solution will provide customers the ability to task and collect with DigitalGlobe's constellation of high-resolution earth imaging satellites, along with ability to receive and process near real-time data from the RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar satellite within a common architecture.
"This partnership provides near real-time access to the RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar satellite, which can acquire data regardless of light or weather conditions," said Jeff Kerridge, DigitalGlobe's SVP of International Defense and Intelligence Programs. "With the addition of synthetic aperture radar data, our customers will benefit from an improved ability to regularly monitor large regions to identify change and human activity."
"By combining access to RADARSAT-2 and the DigitalGlobe constellation, our customers will see enhancements from high-resolution optical data applied to land and maritime applications, including change detection across national territories, wide area ship and oil detection, target detection and classification, forestry management, and disaster recovery," said Don Osborne, MDA's Group Vice President of Information Systems.
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DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.
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MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development. MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The Company's common shares trade under the symbol (TSX: MDA).
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