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For immediate release: September 8, 2004

MDA Awarded $17.3 Million To Upgrade Canadian Defence Information Solution

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that the Company has been awarded $17.3 million CDN to upgrade a Naval Operator information solution used for operational and combat preparation by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).

MDA is upgrading the simulation of the vessel control room, which is the eyes and ears of a ship. Originally developed by MDA, the solution mimics control rooms, collating tactical information for training in procedures and decision making.

MDA is expected to fully deploy the upgrade in 2006. This upgrade will be the latest in a series of operational information solutions deployed for the Canadian DND.

Related Websites:
www.mdacorporation.com
www.forces.ca/



For more information, please contact:

Wendy Keyzer
MDA External Relations
Telephone: 604-231-2743
E-mail: wendy@mdacorporation.com


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