MDA to work with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help track illegal discharges of oil

MDA to work with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help track 
illegal discharges of oil 
RICHMOND, BC, April 8, 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 valued at US$1.7 
million with the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ("NFWF"), 
headquartered in Washington, DC. NFWF is working to protect delicate 
ecological environments by funding a satellite monitoring pilot program 
designed to detect illegal discharges of oil from vessels operating in the 
U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone ("EEZ") and to reduce the number of those 
incidents. 
Over the course of the 18-month program, MDA and NFWF, in consultation with 
the U.S. Coast Guard, will coordinate the collection and analysis of 
satellite-based ship and oil detection information to help promote 
environmental compliance within the U.S. EEZ and to prevent environmental 
crimes from recurring. 
The monies for the monitoring program originated from community service funds 
directed to NFWF pursuant to a sentence issued in the successful prosecution 
of an environmental crimes case involving the illegal dumping of oil from 
vessels, the bypassing of onboard pollution prevention equipment, and improper 
oil recordkeeping. 
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. 
About NFWF 
Established by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
(NFWF) sustains, restores and enhances the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and 
habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has 
funded more than 4,000 organizations and committed more than $2.1 billion to 
conservation projects. Learn more at www.nfwf.org. 
Related Websites: www.mdacorporation.com www.nfwf.org 
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 changes in government 
priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts and regulations; 
partial or complete failure of a satellite or related subsystems; 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. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 wendy@mdacorporation.com 
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