MDA to provide ground station solution for WorldView satellite program

    RICHMOND, BC, May 19 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today it
has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from DigitalGlobe, Inc. to
upgrade an existing multi-satellite ground station solution delivered by MDA
in 2007. The solution will enable the confidential customer's system to
support the WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites. This contract is the
fourth international ground station order to-date that MDA has received from
    Under this contract, MDA will incorporate full support for DigitalGlobe's
WorldView satellites, providing a solution capable of programming, receiving
and processing imagery and data from these next generation high-resolution
commercial satellites. MDA is responsible for developing, integrating and
installing the WorldView-1/-2 information solution at the customer's site in
the first quarter of 2010.

    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 3,200 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.

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    Forward-Looking Statements
    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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