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Press release from CNW Group

MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands

Friday, April 27, 2012

MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands18:23 EDT Friday, April 27, 2012RICHMOND, BC, April 27, 2012 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a three year contract for CA$1.7 million to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).The RADARSAT-2 information will be used to provide information for government users as well as scientific and research purposes. NSO was established by the Dutch Government in order to develop the Netherlands' space program and to bring that program to action.About MDA MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.Related Websites:www.mdacorporation.comForward-Looking StatementsThis 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 government 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 with any government 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 changes in government priorities, funding levels, contracts and regulations; satellite failure; failure to anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or to comply 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 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. For further information: CONTACT: Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 wendy@mdacorporation.com