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MDA to Upgrade Surveillance Solution used in Amazon

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade the SIVAM ground processing solution. The Amazon Surveillance System, or SIVAM (Sistema de Vigilancia da Amazonia) is an airborne radar surveillance system used for monitoring the Amazon.

The solution processes airborne imaging radar data, and generates digital elevation products. The upgrade will modernize the system and will include additional functions to increase the data volume. MDA delivered the original airborne surveillance and ground system in 2001.

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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