MDA to implement space station berthing information solution for Japan

    RICHMOND, BC, March 19 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today
that it has signed a contract with IHI Aerospace of Japan for the
implementation phase of the information solution it has developed to provide
guidance for cargo transfer operations on orbit.
    As Japan prepares for the launch, installation and operation of its space
experiment module Kibo on the International Space Station, astronauts will use
an MDA-supplied observation and guidance solution to safely load an Exposed
Pallet containing equipment and supplies onto the H2 Transfer Vehicle while it
is docked at the International Space Station.
    This latest contract consists of delivering one solution for installation
on the first flight model of the H2 Transfer Vehicle.

    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 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.

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    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: Lynne Vanin, MDA, Space Missions, (905)
790-4466,; Wendy Keyzer, MDA, External
Relations, (604) 231-2743,

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