MDA extends relationship with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab

    RICHMOND, BC, June 12 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today MDA
subsidiary, Alliance Spacesystems (Alliance) has signed a US $7.5 million,
three-year contact with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to provide a
solution to support its mechanical and thermal engineering needs over multiple
space missions. This contract also carries an additional two-year option for
up to US $5 million.
    Alliance provides U.S. Government and aerospace customers with advanced
technology solutions, and is a leader in sophisticated robotic and mechanical
structures applied on a variety of space missions as well as terrestrial
    René Fradet, president of Alliance Spacesystems stated, 'Alliance is very
excited to be able to continue its previous five years support of the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory for another five years. We look forward to continue to
provide a key support role to JPL future exploration activities.'

    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
    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 3,000 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.

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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.

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For further information: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604)

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