MDA to continue providing operational support to Canada's broad-area maritime surveillance system

MDA to continue providing operational support to Canada's broad-area maritime 
surveillance system 
RICHMOND, BC, April 26, 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 contracts totaling CA$3.2 million 
with the Government of Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) to 
provide operations for the east and west coast RADARSAT-2 ground systems that 
support the deliverables under the Polar Epsilon project, the broad-area 
surveillance system delivered by MDA to DND in 2012. 
In 2012, PWGSC on behalf of DND, awarded a one-year contract for operational 
support that included renewal options for an additional four years, the first 
of which was recently exercised. MDA will be providing operational support 
under this contract until March2014. 
The Polar Epsilon surveillance system delivers space-based, day and night, 
all-weather maritime surveillance information of Canada's Arctic, Atlantic, 
and Pacific oceans and includes global high-resolution surveillance 
capabilities to support deployed Canadian Forces. 
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 www.forces.gc.ca 
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; 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 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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