For immediate release: June 7, 2004
U.S. Air Force Orders Additional Capabilities for MDA Flight Path Safety System
Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) announced today that the United States Air Force (USAF) has placed an order valued at $5.7 million U.S. for the development of significant new capabilities for a flight path safety system designed by MDA's Information Systems group. The system ensures that arrival and departure procedures used by pilots and air traffic controllers take into account essential land information such as terrain hazards and /or man-made obstacles.
MDA began work on the AFTERPS-R program in 2001, and has successfully completed Phases A and B. As recently announced, the USAF has decided to operationally deploy the system, and in parallel, the USAF is now funding significant improvements for future deployment.
Since first being announced in May 2001 the AFTERPS-R Program has accumulated a total contract value of $13.9 million U.S. and the work completed to date will now be fielded at all USAF major commands and units.
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