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For immediate release: October 5, 2006

MDA to Provide Information Solution to Access BC Court Services Online

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Province of British Columbia to make Court Services Online (CSO) accessible to the legal community through BC OnLine. BC OnLine is based in Victoria. MDA is the licensed operator of BC OnLine in partnership with the BC Government.

CSO is an initiative of the Court Services Branch and the BC Judiciary designed to make court information accessible to the public at a regulated fee, offering users the ability to search court files and file court documents via the Internet.

Through MDA's information solution customers of BC Online would be able to access CSO through BC Online, and pay for the information service from their existing BC Online account. This agreement adds another government data partner to BC OnLine, which currently serves more than 2,000 members of the province's legal community. The Attorney General chose to add BC OnLine to deliver their new Court Services Online program based on requests from the legal community, who saw the advantages of using BC OnLine as the single convenient point of access to Government held information sources of various kinds.

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 3,000 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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