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For immediate release: January 10, 2006

MDA To Modernize Land Information Service For Another Local Authority In The UK

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it will receive $3 million CAD to modernize the processing of land information requests coming from the National Land Information Service (NLIS) to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in England.

The NLIS modernization initiative aims to significantly decrease response time for land and property information requests to Local Authorities. As part of this initiative, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council will enable requests coming from NLIS to be processed primarily on an electronic basis, dramatically reducing the delivery time. The modernization will improve the efficiency of the Land Charge service in Redcar and Cleveland as well as speed up the search process.

Other Local Authorities that are undergoing, or have undergone, modernization through MDAĆ½s NLIS program in the U.K. include Slough, Liverpool, Telford & Wrekin, South Norfolk, Canterbury, Sandwell, Waveney, and Bolton.

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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www.mdacorporation.com



For more information, please contact:

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


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