MDA expands RADARSAT-2 information solution with operational customer

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed two contracts in excess of $3 million (CAD) with Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), France, to provide RADARSAT data and ground information solutions.

Under the first contract, MDA will provide a RADARSAT ground information solution to be installed at La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. This will be the third ground information solution provided to CLS from MDA, the other two are installed on Kerguelen Islands (2003) and in Brest, France (2009). This contract represents MDA's eleventh RADARSAT-2 ground information solution.

The second contract extends the provision of RADARSAT-2 data information to CLS, that began in 2008, until mid-2012 to support the surveillance of the South Indian Ocean around the Heard and MacDonald Islands for the Australian Customs Service. The information is used in the detection of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing ships.

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.

The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.
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