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2014-09-18 16:21:04

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that its UK subsidiary has received authorization to proceed from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development and construction of a Ka band Data Relay terminal flight model for use on the ESA Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS). The contract is expected to total approximately 14...

2014-09-06 20:20:04

RICHMOND, BC and PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA) and Space Systems/Loral, LLC ("SSL") today announced that they have settled the litigation with ViaSat Communications, Inc. pursuant to a comprehensive settlement agreement. Under the agreement, all litigation between the parties will be dismissed, resolving all of the parties' patent and contract claims. The settlement gives MDA/SSL and their customers...

2014-08-11 16:21:00

RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that in an order issued August 8, 2014, the federal court hearing ViaSat Communications, Inc.'s (ViaSat) lawsuit against Space Systems/Loral, LLC (SSL) vacated all damages the jury awarded to ViaSat, finding that the jury award was a "miscarriage of justice." The Court ordered a new trial on damages. The...

2014-07-30 16:22:33

RICHMOND, BC, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Consolidated revenues this quarter were $552.7 million, up from $450.4 million for the second quarter of 2013. Operating earnings(1) increased to $51.5 million, or $1.43 per share(1), compared to $43.3 million, or $1.20 per share, for the second...

2014-07-17 12:21:30

RICHMOND, BC, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has received a follow-on contract for CA$6.6 million from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission. The total contract value to-date is $25 million. MDA will build a laser-based instrument that will be used for the six-month task of mapping the surface of the 500 metre...

2014-07-16 16:21:11

RICHMOND, BC, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, plans to release its Second Quarter 2014 financial results at 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. MDA President and CEO Daniel Friedmann, and Executive Vice President and CFO Anil Wirasekara, will host an earnings conference call the same day, reviewing the Second Quarter results, followed by a...

2014-07-15 16:22:08

RICHMOND, BC, July 15, 2014 /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 valued in excess of CA$6 million with an undisclosed customer to provide two communications satellite subsystems. About MDA MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide....

2014-07-14 16:20:53

RICHMOND, BC, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that MDA Information Systems LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a business that includes radar and other information sensors used for national security purposes. This business will significantly strengthen MDA's ability to pursue future surveillance and intelligence programs in the U.S. "One...

2014-07-14 08:21:16

RICHMOND, BC, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for its Geospatial Terminal Operations (GTO) requirement. Under the GTO contract, MDA will provide software systems and services to automate the production of NGA's aeronautical charting products associated with flight...

2014-07-08 08:20:56

RICHMOND, BC, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been contracted by the Commonwealth of Australia to continue MDA's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan until the end of 2014. MDA has been supporting the Australian Forces by providing critically important real-time...


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