MDA to provide ground station solution for US Air Force program

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 
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 
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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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 
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plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's 
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content of this release. 
 Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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