MDA: We’re as Canadian as ever — employment, technology, IP, taxes — within U.S.-based Maxar

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Canada’s MDA Corp. purchased U.S. satellite builder SSL and U.S. geospatial-imaging company DigitalGlobe and relocated its corporate HQ to the United States in a straightforward application of Sutton’s law: Because that’s where the money is.

The corporate ensemble, Maxar Technologies, now has a broader base of business — U.S.-based Radiant Solutions is the most-recent addition — and more importantly has access to U.S. government military and intelligence space work.

It is much less dependent on the commercial telecommunications satellite sector . . .

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