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For immediate release: June 16, 2009

MDA to provide information solution to protect soldiers

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a $2.3 million (CAD) contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to transition an information solution that MDA is currently developing for DND’s Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) Program from demonstration phase to initial deployment phase. Two systems will be delivered for deployment with the Canadian Forces (CF): one stand-alone system for immediate use and the other for integration into CF operational networks. MDA will also provide training to the CF prior to deployment.

The initial deployment is intended to test an improved capability to integrate information from multiple intelligence sources and to generate comprehensive intelligence analysis related to the IED threat to assist in protecting CF personnel and operations in Afghanistan.

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 information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

MDA employs more than 3,200 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 DRDC

DRDC is an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence responding to the scientific and technological needs of the Canadian Forces. Its mission is to ensure that the CF remains scientifically and operationally relevant. The agency is made up of nine centres located across Canada with a corporate office in Ottawa. DRDC has an annual budget of $350 million and employs 1700 people. With a broad scientific program, DRDC actively collaborates with industry, international allies, academia, other government departments and the national security community.

Related Websites:
www.mdacorporation.com
www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca


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
E-mail: wendy@mdacorporation.com


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