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For immediate release: April 7, 2005

MDA Continues To Develop And Support Defence Information Solution

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a three-year agreement valued at $12 million CDN to provide in-service support to the Naval Combat Operator Trainer (NCOT) solution delivered several years ago to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).

Originally developed by MDA, the solution mimics control rooms of naval vessels and is used for training in operational procedures and decision making. The agreement contracts MDA to provide in-service support, which will include upgrading its solution to reflect ship enhancements and ongoing changes in training procedures.

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 earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

MDA employs more than 2,500 people in locations across the United States, Europe, and Canada. The Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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For more information, please contact:

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

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