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For immediate release: February 24, 2006

MDA To Provide Unique Search Solution To movewithus

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has agreed to provide web-based search solution to the panel of law firms engaged by movewithus conveyancing.

This announcement, made shortly after MDA agreed to supply Home Information Packs (HIPs), strengthens the business relationship between MDA and movewithus. Movewithus conveyancing service offers the best total service conveyancing package available and this will be strengthened by the adoption of MDA's electronic property search solution.

"This is another application of our unique service to the panel manager and will ensure that panel members conduct their conveyancing to the quality standards required by movewithus," said Richard Pickles, General Manager of MDA Searches in the UK. "It also further strengthens our relationship with movewithus, a similarly progressive and like minded organization."

Ian Fletcher of movewithus conveyancing added "We are always looking for ways to improve our service to the end customer; the adoption of MDA's solution will help move our quality and turnaround times in the right direction."

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 2,700 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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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. with respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and MDA's actual results of operations could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Additional information on these and other potential factors that could affect MDA's financial results are detailed in documents filed from time to time with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or content of this release.

For more information, please contact:

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

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