MDA extends provision of RADARSAT-2 information with operational customer

 MDA extends provision of RADARSAT-2 information with operational customer  RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 24, 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 totaling approximately  CA$3.5 million dollars with Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), France.  MDA will extend its provision of RADARSAT-2 data to ground stations located in  Brest, France; La Reunion Island; and Kerguelen Islands.  The RADARSAT-2 imaging capabilities are used by CLS to derive information and  support a number of applications: maritime surveillance and detection of  illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing ships in the South Western Indian  Ocean, around the Heard and MacDonald Islands, and around Kerguelen Island;  and for mapping, research and maritime surveillance around Europe and over  French overseas Economic Exclusive Zones.  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.  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 4,800  employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and  internationally.  The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.  About CLS  CLS was founded in 1986 by CNES (French space agency), and IFREMER (French  research institute for the exploration of the sea). CLS Group is a global  provider of location services, environmental data collection, ocean  observation, maritime and land surveillance services. It employs 500 people  operating from 17 offices and is present in more than 100 countries.  CLS has been providing satellite monitoring services for more than 10 years  around the Heard and MacDonald Islands, and around Kerguelen Island to support  the detection of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the  Southern Indian Ocean.  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 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  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: risks associated with operating  a satellite including in-orbit failures or impaired satellite performance  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  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.  CONTACT 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/February2014/24/c6750.html  CO: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ST: British Columbia NI: ARO SOF ORDER