MDA to provide critical information to monitor surface deformation in mines

 MDA to provide critical information to monitor surface deformation in mines  RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 18, 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 contracts in excess of CA$1  million with two leading international mining customers to provide critical  information to monitor surface deformation at and in the vicinity of their  mines.  MDA will apply advanced RADARSAT-2 technology to detect subtle surface changes  over a broad area. Early detection of changes, such as land shifts that could  cause ground subsidence, allows remedial actions to happen before problems  escalate and impact the environmental safety or production activities of the  mine. MDA will also provide analytical reports that compare the historical to  the current situation. These reports are valuable support documents required  for regulatory organizations.  The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities  that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite  acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent  re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that  provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes  RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in monitoring programs.  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 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 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; partial or complete failure of satellite(s) or related  subsystems; 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  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.  Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 wendy@mdacorporation.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2014/18/c9680.html  CO: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ST: British Columbia NI: ARO SOF ORDER