MDA Refutes State of Louisiana Allegations



    RICHMOND, B.C., Nov. 8 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(the "Company" or "MDA") (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information
solutions, announced today that it has received a copy of a November 7, 2007
petition from the State of Louisiana alleging insurance industry collusion and
violation of the Louisiana Monopolies Act relating to insurance settlement
claims from damage caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Named in the
petition are several large insurance companies and information providers. The
Company's subsidiary, Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC. ("M&S/B") was named as a
co-defendant.
    The Company asserts that there is no basis of claim against M&S/B and
will vigorously defend it.

    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 earth and space based information solutions,
ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to
electronic information products.
    MDA employs more than 3,000 people in locations across the United States,
the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's Common Shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

    Related Websites:
    www.mdacorporation.com

    Forward-Looking Statement
    -------------------------
    This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. with
respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and MDA's actual results of
operations could differ materially from historical results or current
expectations. Additional information on these and other potential factors that
could affect MDA's financial results are detailed in documents filed from time
to time with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

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





For further information:

For further information: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604)
231-2743, wendy@mdacorporation.com


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