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MDA to provide advanced technology solutions for European telecommunication satellite constellation

May 7, 2013

RICHMOND, BC, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, announced today that
it has signed a contract worth several million dollars to provide
Tesat-Spacecom GmbH and Co. KG with advanced technology solutions to be
integrated into the European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) system.

The EDRS system of telecommunication satellites in geostationary orbit
will relay information between Low Earth Orbit satellites and ground
stations. EDRS will increase the time the satellites can be in
communication with the ground and enable faster delivery of imagery to
users. This will support response activities following natural
disasters, such as providing accurate space-based maps of affected

About MDA

MDA is a global communications and information company providing
operational solutions to commercial and government organizations

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 4,500
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States,
Canada, and internationally.

The Company’s common shares trade 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”) with respect to future events and financial performance.  The
forward-looking statements in this regard include statements regarding
the award of a 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 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: partial or complete failure of a satellite or
related subsystems; 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
comply 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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