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For immediate release: January 5, 2006

MDA To Provide Complete Search Solution To Panel Of Conveyancers In The UK

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract with Totally Conveyancing in the UK to provide a web-based property search solution to the panel of property conveyancing professionals engaged by this company.

Totally Conveyancing is a dominant conveyancing services company in the UK assisting sellers and buyers with sourcing qualified conveyancing services from a panel of law firms, solicitors and conveyancers across the country. MDA's property search solution enables the panel of conveyancers to order and receive a complete range of electronic as well as personal searches via the Internet. These searches from local and central authorities are provided following a simple administrative process with much lower rejection rates and are delivered in a packaged readily usable form.

"The web site ensures that the panel members conduct their conveyancing to the required quality standard of the conveyancing company in the most efficient way possible", said Richard Pickles, General Manager of MDA Searches in the UK. "This launch of a 'white branded' one-stop conveyancing search solution opens up a larger segment of customers for us".

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, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade 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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