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Press release from CNW Group

MDA to provide further upgrades to Royal Canadian Navy ships

Friday, November 02, 2012

MDA to provide further upgrades to Royal Canadian Navy ships15:52 EDT Friday, November 02, 2012RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract worth CA$13.4 million with Canada's Department of National Defence. MDA will upgrade mission critical systems to support mine detection missions and route survey operations for the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels.The vessels assist the RCN in meeting coastal defence mandates in the area of national sovereignty, and provide the RCN with a dedicated coastal defence capability. Although their primary mission is coastal surveillance, the vessels perform a wide variety of operational tasks including search and rescue, fisheries and environmental monitoring, disaster relief, mine countermeasures and scientific research.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, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts and regulations; failure of third parties and subcontractors; and failure of systems to meet performance requirements.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.For further information: Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 wendy@mdacorporation.com