NATO signs accord for maritime command and control system

RICHMOND, British Columbia. Space/satelllite/radar company MDA has signed a contract valued at approximately CA$15 million ($11.8 million) with NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI) that calls for MDA to build a new system to modernize and support NATO’s maritime command and control operations under Project TRITON.

According to documents from MDA, a business unit of Maxar Technologies, the MDA TRITON system will provide the community with an integrated, robust, and flexible set of services available throughout the Bi-Strategic Command Automated Information System and NATO operational theaters. The system will enable NATO and its member nations to establish and share a common view of the maritime operations, which is aimed at improving their and decision-making processes. The TRITON system will be fielded for both fixed and deployable systems.

Under the agreement, MDA will also provide NATO with a standalone command-and-control visualization capability, which is planned to become the standardized map and object visualization solution for all NATO systems.