MDA provides further support for Australian Defence Force

RICHMOND, BC, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information 
solutions, announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract 
amendment with the Commonwealth of Australia. Under this amendment, MDA will 
provide a six month extension to the original three month assessment activity 
to provide new critical information in support of Australia's efforts in 
Afghanistan. The assessment activity was announced in September 2012. 
MDA has been supporting the Australian Forces by providing critically 
important real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information 
directly to ground commanders, since January 2010. 
About MDA 
MDA is a 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 on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the 
symbol TSX:MDA. 
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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 
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light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. The factors 
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include contracts with any government agency not being terminated. Any such 
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that could cause actual results to differ materially from current 
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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, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts and regulations; 
failure of third parties and subcontractors; partial or complete failure of a 
satellite or related systems; and failure of systems to meet performance 
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Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
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