MDA to support US Air Force in the design of high-precision flight path safety system

MDA to support US Air Force in the design of high-precision flight path safety 
system 
RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information 
company, announced today it has signed a contract valued at US$4.04million 
under its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement with the 
U.S Air Force (USAF), to further enhance the flight path safety system that 
aides the design of airport approach and departure flight paths. The IDIQ 
agreement includes options for extending operational support and system 
enhancements. Originally announced in February 2012, the value of contracts 
awarded to-date under the IDIQ agreement totals approximately US$8.9million. 
The original flight path safety system developed by MDA for USAF has been 
deployed worldwide since 2004, focused on the design of flight paths for 
aircraft fitted with ground-based navigation equipment. The enhancements under 
this contract will provide greater capability in the support of aircraft 
fitted with both ground-based and satellite-based navigation equipment. 
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; 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.
 

SOURCE  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
CONTACT: Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
wendy@mdacorporation.com 
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