MDA To Participate In NATO Airspace Information Solution

    RICHMOND, BC, April 25 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today
that it has signed an agreement with Thales Raytheon Systems (TRS) of
Fullerton, California, to participate in the execution of the NATO Air Command
and Control System (ACCS) project.
    ACCS will replace the existing Command and Control systems in NATO Europe
- a mix of several Air Defense Ground Environment systems operating from
Norway to Turkey. ACCS will meet the full range of requirements in offensive
and defensive air operations, including the capability to counter terrorism
and to provide air operations support in peacetime, crisis and war.
    The work at MDA employs a team of systems and software engineers
experienced in developing large-scale systems and further enhances MDA's
expertise in the C4ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communications,
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) area. Additionally, it
initiates a partnership with a leading international defense contractor, thus
improving the company's position to pursue a broader range of opportunities in
this market, both domestically and internationally.

    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.

    About Thales Raytheon Systems

    Thales Raytheon Systems is the worldwide leader in the supply of Air
Defence, Battlefield Surveillance and Coordination Systems. A transatlantic
joint venture founded in 2001, Thales Raytheon Systems supports customers in
117 countries, with annual sales of nearly 1 billion euros.

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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: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604)

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