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MDA to provide digital elevation products for flood hazard analysis

MDA to provide digital elevation products for flood hazard analysis 
RICHMOND, BC, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, announced 
today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Accent Micro 
Technologies Inc. (AMTI) to provide digital elevation products using 
RADARSAT-2 information to the University of the Philippines. Covering the 
entire Philippines, over 300,000 square kilometers of digital elevation 
products will be provided within a six month period. A digital elevation 
product is a 3-D representation of the land surface, providing height 
information that is useful for a variety of mapping applications. The 
University of the Philippines plans to use the digital elevation products to 
perform flood hazard analysis and to support disaster management and planning, 
in support of their Disaster Risk Exposure and Assessment for Mitigation 
(DREAM) project. 
The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities 
that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite 
acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent 
re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that 
provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes 
RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence 
surveying and monitoring programs. 
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. 
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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 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, partial or complete failure of a satellite or related systems; 
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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