MDA to provide subsystems for EDRS-C telecommunication satellite

RICHMOND, BC, Jan. 6, 2014 /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 in excess of CA$4 
million to provide OHB System AG with satellite communication electronics to 
be integrated into the EDRS-C telecommunication satellite as part of the 
European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) system. 
The EDRS system of telecommunication satellites in geostationary orbit will 
relay information between Low Earth Orbit satellites and ground stations. EDRS 
will increase the time the satellites can be in communication with the ground 
and enable faster delivery of imagery to users. This will support response 
activities following natural disasters, such as providing accurate space-based 
maps of affected areas. Astrium is the industrial prime contractor to the 
European Space Agency for the implementation and later operations of the EDRS 
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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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 contract. Any such forward-looking statements are based on MDA's 
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experience and its perception of historical trends. The factors and 
assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this release include 
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. The risks that could cause actual results to differ from current 
expectations include, but are not limited to: failure of third parties and 
subcontractors; failure of systems to meet performance requirements; and 
failure to anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings 
or compliance with the requisite standards. 
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 
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SOURCE  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
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