MDA signs $81 million contract to support the Canadian robotics on the International Space Station

MDA signs $81 million contract to support the Canadian robotics on the 
International Space Station 
RICHMOND, BC, March 28, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information 
company, announced today that it has signed a contract with the Canadian Space 
Agency valued at CA$81 million (excluding GST/PST) to provide sustaining 
engineering and operational support for its robotic elements on the 
International Space Station (ISS) through December 2015. 
MDA's robotic systems played a critical role in the construction of the Space 
Station. With construction of the station complete, robotics continue to play 
a vital role in on-going operations—from berthing visiting vehicles such as 
the SpaceX Dragon and Japanese HTV spacecraft to performing ground-breaking 
technology demonstrations. 
"We have a long history of supporting human spaceflight activities and are 
committed to providing critical capabilities to meet the future needs of the 
ISS," said Don Osborne, the vice president responsible for this business. 
MDA is the prime contractor to the Canadian Space Agency for the Mobile 
Servicing System, which consists of Canadarm2, Dextre, and the Mobile Base 
System. From inception to operation, MDA's innovative solutions have 
demonstrated flexibility and utility in building and maintaining the ISS. 
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 a government 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 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, but are not limited to, 
changes in government priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels, 
contracts and regulations; risks inherent with the launch, deployment and 
operation of space-based robotic systems; failure of third parties and 
subcontractors; 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 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. 
CONTACT: Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
wendy@mdacorporation.com 
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