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For immediate release: January 26, 2005

MDA Launches New Solutions For Property Insurance Carriers And Related Markets

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Marshall and Swift/Boeckh, has launched two innovative solutions for property insurance carriers and other related markets.

MDA is offering underwriting analytics solutions to provide insurance property writers with the ability to study the data used to underwrite homeowners polices. This ability will allow writers to identify trends that affect the profitability of their business and strategically manage those trends to better sell and price their products.

MDA is also reaching beyond the traditional insurance company base serviced by its insurance-related property information products division by offering Web-hosted solutions to additional markets that support property insurance related businesses. Included are Web services linking inspectors, appraisers and adjusters to MDA's estimating applications, Web solutions bridging comparative rating service providers and their insurance agent clients to carrier-specific Web sites, and Web-hosted solutions for insurance industry support organizations such as major catastrophe modelers.

About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)

MDA (TSX: MDA) provides businesses and governments around the world with essential information solutions used for decision making. Operating from offices across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., MDA is active in data collection, information extraction, and information distribution.

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For more information, please contact:

Wendy Keyzer
MDA External Relations
Telephone: 604-231-2743

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