MDA to upgrade DigitalGlobe Production System and provide operational support

MDA to upgrade DigitalGlobe Production System and provide operational support 
RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 28, 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 two contracts with DigitalGlobe 
Inc. Under the first contract, MDA will upgrade the WorldView Production 
Segment headquarter's systems previously delivered by MDA to provide full 
support for the WorldView-3 satellite. WorldView-3, scheduled for launch in 
2014, is expected to be the first multi-sensor, super-spectral, high 
resolution commercial satellite. 
Under the second contract, MDA will provide operational support and 
enhancements to the Production Segment headquarter's systems. These systems 
process information from DigitalGlobe's constellation of imaging satellites to 
generate a wide variety of image products. MDA's systems are in operation 24/7 
year-round, to help DigitalGlobe support its worldwide government and 
commercial customers. 
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 4,500 
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
internationally. 
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA. 
Related Websites: www.mdacorporation.com 
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 two (2) contracts. 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, partial or complete failure of a 
satellite, 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. 
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 
www.mdacorporation.com. 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or 
content of this release. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 wendy@mdacorporation.com 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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