MDA to provide additional ground station solutions for US Air Force program

MDA to provide additional ground station solutions for US Air Force program 
RICHMOND, BC, Dec. 10, 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 
deliver 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. On October 31, 2012, MDA announced a contract 
award for two USAF systems, and today's contract will now make a total of four 
systems to have WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 capability. 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. 
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 is a unique 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 18 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
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" 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. 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, 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. Also, as this project involves 
government agencies, additional risks also include changes in government 
priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts and regulations. 
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 or on the Company's website at 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or 
content of this release. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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