MDA to demonstrate geospatial information solution to US Air Force Research Lab

RICHMOND, BC, April 12, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —

RICHMOND, BC, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ -  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") ( TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded a two year contract valued at CA$7.2 million to support the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Full Spectrum Geospatial Intelligence (FSG) program.

MDA will deliver an information solution to demonstrate the feasibility of using geospatial intelligence analysis in a cloud computing environment. Assuming the FSG program proceeds as planned and advances to implementation, MDA's geospatial information solution would enable secure and timely information to be rapidly and reliably shared in a more cost-effective manner with those who need it.

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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, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.

MDA's established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol " MDA."

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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 by an intergovernmental agency. 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 with any government or intergovernmental agency 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 necessarily limited to: changes in government or intergovernmental priorities, mandates, funding levels, contracts and regulations; failure of third parties and subcontractors; failure to anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or to comply with the requisite standards.

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The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or content of this release.

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