The Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) has been utilizing recent access to RADARSAT-2 information to aid in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. MDA’s Information Systems group (MDA) signed a contract with MRSA to provide RADARSAT-2 information that will be used to support a number of applications, such as agriculture monitoring, and natural disaster response.

MRSA has used RADARSAT information to support various applications since 2003.

 The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity, high accuracy, and wide-area coverage that is extremely useful in imaging the vast tracts of territory. The satellite acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence surveying and monitoring programs.