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 
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CO: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
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