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MDA to provide prototype mobile information solution for US Army

February 11, 2013

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.

Related Websites:
www.mdacorporation.com

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 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 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.

SOURCE MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.


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