MDA awarded strategic contract by US Naval Research Laboratory

RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information 
company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at US$2.9 
million by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). MDA will provide a RADARSAT-2 
ground system for Open Ocean Surveillance, as a part of the NRL's Coalition 
Tactical Awareness and Response (CTAR) program. 
Designed to be integrated with NRL's mobile ground system tracking antenna, 
previously provided by MDA, the system will acquire and process RADARSAT-2 
information and generate reports detailing marine activities that could be 
used for defence and surveillance activities. The ground system also has the 
capability to support other imaging satellites in support of vessel 
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 
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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 
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light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. The factors 
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include contracts with any government agency not being terminated. Any such 
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that could cause actual results to differ materially from current 
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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 satellite(s) and 
related subsystems; failure of third parties and subcontractors; and failure 
of systems to meet performance requirements. 
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SOURCE  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
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