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.
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
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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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 www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at
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Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 firstname.lastname@example.org
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