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For immediate release: November 7, 2006

MDA Signs Up Local Reseller For Home Information Packs (HIPs) In Trial Area

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 Hallmark HIPs Limited (Hallmark), an established consortium of chartered surveyors, estate agents, and solicitors in Bath, England, to provide them with a complete HIPs solution.

Hallmark has chosen MDA as the partner who can provide the most comprehensive solution to support Hallmark’s offering of a complete HIP to local independent members. Hallmark will distribute the HIPs produced by MDA under its own brand name. In order to encourage the take-up of HIPs prior to compulsion mid next year, the Department of Communities and Local Government has scheduled trials starting November 6th for six specific areas. Hallmark is looking to participate in the local Bath trial area.

Martin Willard, Managing Director of MDA Advantage stated: “We are delighted to be partnered with a qualified HIP distributor right at the center of one of the six trial areas.”

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.

About Hallmark HIPs Limited

A private company, Hallmark HIPs Limited is owned by nine well-established local chartered surveyors and solicitors and offers HIPs to estate agents, surveyors and solicitors in South West England.

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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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