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MDA to provide ground station solution for US Air Force program

October 31, 2012

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that
it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe, Inc.
to develop a solution to allow two of the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF)
mobile ground systems, called Eagle Vision, to receive and process
imagery from WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites. MDA’s solution
will enhance the USAF’s ability to provide near real-time in-theatre
access to essential image data, on a daily basis.

MDA has previously provided multi-sensor solutions to the USAF that
included data access from the RADARSAT-2 satellite since 2009, and
RapidEye images since 2010.

Eagle Vision is a system comprised of five deployable ground stations
that collect and process data transmitted from commercial satellites.
In addition to supporting homeland disaster relief missions, the system
provides critical imagery information directly in-theatre.

About MDA

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process
vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the
decision making and operational performance of business and government
organizations worldwide.

Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential,
MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from
complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to
electronic information products.

The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol TSX:MDA.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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 government contract.  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 with any government agency 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 changes in government policy, priorities, funding
levels, contracts and regulations, failure of third parties and
subcontractors, and failure of systems to meet performance

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 www.sedar.com or on the Company’s website at www.mdacorporation.com.

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

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