MDA to upgrade an advanced technology solution for use on the International Space Station



    RICHMOND, BC, June 15 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today it
has signed a multi-million dollar contract with The Boeing Company to
refurbish an existing communications system component for use on the
International Space Station (ISS) as a spare. This advanced technology
solution is a core component of the ISS communication system that provides
video, and data delivery links between the ISS and Earth.
    MDA has previously provided to Boeing two spare communication subsystems
designed to provide critical voice and data links between astronauts on-board
the ISS and Earth.

    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.
    MDA employs more than 3,200 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
    www.boeing.com
    www.nasa.gov

    Forward-Looking Statements
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    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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