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MDA To Upgrade DigitalGlobe Production System And Provide Operational Support

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") ( TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed two contracts with DigitalGlobe Inc. Under the first contract, MDA will upgrade the WorldView Production Segment headquarter's systems previously delivered by MDA to provide full support for the WorldView-3 satellite. WorldView-3, scheduled for launch in 2014, is expected to be the first multi-sensor, super-spectral, high resolution commercial satellite.

Under the second contract, MDA will provide operational support and enhancements to the Production Segment headquarter's systems. These systems process information from DigitalGlobe's constellation of imaging satellites to generate a wide variety of image products. MDA's systems are in operation 24/7 year-round, to help DigitalGlobe support its worldwide government and commercial customers.

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.

Related Websites: www.mdacorporation.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") with respect to future events and financial performance.  The forward-looking statements in this regard include statements regarding the award of two (2) contracts.  Any such forward-looking statements are based on MDA's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends.  The factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this release include contracts not being terminated.  Any such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that could cause actual results to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to, partial or complete failure of a satellite, failure of third parties and subcontractors, failure of systems to meet performance requirements and failure to anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or compliance with the requisite standards.

For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors, plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.mdacorporation.com.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or content of this release.

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