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MDA to provide prototype mobile information solution for US Army

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract valued at US$4.3 million with OGSystems (OGS) to develop a prototype surveillance solution for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Army Geospatial Center (AGC). MDA will develop a very small, mobile ground station that can be rapidly deployed to any area of interest around the world to receive and process imagery from multiple commercial satellites.

Leveraging the Company's ground station expertise, along with a previous demonstration system provided to the AGC in September 2010, MDA's solution will include a streamlined user interface  and compatibility with secure communications and computing environments.

About MDA

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 5,000 employees operating from 17 offices located in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") with respect to future events and financial performance.  The forward-looking statements in this regard include statements regarding the award of a contract related to a government project.  Any such forward-looking statements are based on MDA's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends.  The factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this release include contracts not being terminated.  Any such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that could cause actual results to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to, changes in government priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts and regulations, partial or complete termination of a government funded project, failure of third parties and subcontractors, failure of systems to meet performance requirements and failure to anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or compliance with the requisite standards.

For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors, plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the Company's profile at or on the Company's website at

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or content of this release.

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