MDA increases provision of RADARSAT-2 information and services

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 30, 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 three contracts totaling 
approximately CA$2.5 million for the provision of RADARSAT-2 information and 
Two contracts were signed with an undisclosed national oil company for MDA to 
provide space-based monitoring for offshore exploration and production 
activity, and extend its provision of RADARSAT information. MDA's monitoring 
solutions for the oil industry help identify and then track the rate and 
direction of oil slicks at sea. 
The third contract is to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The contract includes renewal options 
for two additional years. The information will be used to provide ice products 
and services to meet the strategic, operations, and tactical requirements of 
the United States across a global area of responsibility. 
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 
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA. 
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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 various contracts. 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 
the subject 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. Risks that could cause actual results to differ from 
current expectations include, but are not limited to: changes in a contracting 
entity's priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts and 
regulations; cancelation of contract or change of requirements; failure of 
third parties and subcontractors; and failure of systems to meet performance 
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 or on the Company's website at 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or 
content of this release.

SOURCE  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
 Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
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