Media Advisory - MDA's Second Quarter 2008 results conference call alert

    RICHMOND, BC, July 16 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, plans to release
its Second Quarter 2008 financial results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m.
Pacific Time) on July 30, 2008.
    MDA will host an earnings conference call, featuring remarks by Daniel
Friedmann, president and CEO and Anil Wirasekara, executive vice-president and
CFO, followed by a Q&A session.
    The call is scheduled to begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
(2:30 p.m. Pacific Time).
    To participate, please call the conference line approximately five
minutes prior to the commencement of the call:

         Toll free - In Canada or the United States: 1-888-789-9572
                           In Toronto: 416-695-7806
                             Pass Code: 3264162

     The conference call will also be Webcast live and then archived at:

       Telephone replay will be available until August 6, 2008 at the
                             following numbers:

                  Toll free - International: 1-800-408-3053
                           In Toronto: 416-695-5800
                             Pass Code: 3264162

    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 3,300 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: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604)

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