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MDA to help monitor lightning on a global scale

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that its U.S. operation received a US$4 million contract to provide Lockheed Martin with an advanced technology solution for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will fly on the GOES-R Series satellites which provides environmental data to the U.S. MDA will deliver the advanced technology solutions in 2011 through to 2012.

The GLM will be used to monitor lightning on a global scale and the data collected will help protect communities by providing an earlier warning time to prepare for severe weather, as well as providing a better understanding of the earth's climate system.

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that...

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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Related Websites:
www.mdacorporation.com
www.lockheedmartin.com

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