MDA signs contract in excess of CA$100 million to provide communications payload for Israeli AMOS-6 satellite

MDA signs contract in excess of CA$100 million to provide communications 
payload for Israeli AMOS-6 satellite 
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 contract in excess of CA$100 million with Israel 
Aerospace Industries Ltd. to supply the communications payload solution for 
the AMOS-6 satellite to be launched in 2015. In June 2012, MDA announced it 
had started work on this contract under an Authorization To Proceed. 
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. 
About IAI 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is one of Israel's leading 
technological-industrial companies with around 16,500 employees, and generates 
annual sales of approximately US$3.3 billion. The Company has gained worldwide 
recognition as the leader in the development of aviation and aerospace 
technology in the military and civilian markets alike. 
IAI provides Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and its foreign customers with 
unique, high-quality technological solutions that meet a wide range of needs 
on the ground, in the sea, in the air, in space and in the field of homeland 
security. The Company is a world leader in a wide range of advanced 
technologies, including development, production, renovation, upgrading, repair 
and maintenance of aircraft, missiles, launchers, communications satellites, 
observation satellites and ground services, electronic systems, avionics 
systems, advanced radar, precision-guided munitions and unmanned aerial 
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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 
underlying contracts, including those 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 priorities, funding levels, contracts and regulations; failure 
of third parties and subcontractors; satellite failure and failure of systems 
to meet performance requirements. 
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 at 
or on the Company's website at 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or 
content of this release. 
CONTACT: Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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