28 Juli 2010
Heron- long endurance UAV (photo : ADF)
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has extended its contract with MDA to provide surveillance operations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) supporting its forces deployed in Afghanistan, MDA announced July 27.
MDA’s contract with the ADF, first issued in September, will remain active through December 2011. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.
MDA also supplies UAV support services for the Canadian National Defense Force under a similar deal, signed in May 2008, to provide complete turnkey operational UAV service to the customer, providing full operations, maintenance and logistics, and supplying real-time, multi-sensor intelligence information directly in the theatre of operation.