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MDA to provide solution for a high-resolution satellite program

Richmond, B.C. – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar upgrade contract to supply a confidential customer with additional capabilities for a complete system solution for a high-resolution satellite program.

Under this contract, MDA will provide the customer with a second ground system, to be located in a separate facility to the existing system, capable of programming and receiving imagery from the satellite. MDA will also upgrade the existing system, previously announced in May 2007, to integrate with the new system. The new system upgrade is currently being developed and will be fully operational in 2009.