MDA to Support US Air Force in the Design of High-Precision Flight Path Safety System

RICHMOND, BC — MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, announced today it has signed a contract valued at US$4.04 million under its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement with the U.S Air Force (USAF), to further enhance the flight path safety system that aides the design of airport approach and departure flight paths. The IDIQ agreement includes options for extending operational support and system enhancements. Originally announced in February 2012, the value of contracts awarded to-date under the IDIQ agreement totals approximately US$8.9 million.

The original flight path safety system developed by MDA for USAF has been deployed worldwide since 2004, focused on the design of flight paths for aircraft fitted with ground-based navigation equipment. The enhancements under this contract will provide greater capability in the support of aircraft fitted with both ground-based and satellite-based navigation equipment.

About MDA

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.

MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.

MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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