RICHMOND, BC, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ -MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that
it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe, Inc.
to deliver a solution to allow two of the U.S. Air Force's (USAF)
mobile ground systems, called Eagle Vision, to receive and process
imagery from WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites. On October 31,
2012, MDA announced a contract award for two USAF systems, and today's
contract will now make a total of four systems to have WorldView-1 and
WorldView-2 capability. MDA's solution will enhance the USAF's ability
to provide near real-time in-theatre access to essential image data, on
a daily basis.
Eagle Vision is a system comprised of five deployable ground stations
that collect and process data transmitted from commercial satellites.
In addition to supporting homeland disaster relief missions, the system
provides critical imagery information directly in-theatre.
MDA is a unique global communications and information company providing
operational solutions to commercial and government organizations
MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat
business potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant
amount of advanced technology development.
MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 5,000
employees operating from 18 offices located in the United States,
Canada, and internationally.
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.
This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
("MDA" or the "Company") with respect to future events and financial
performance. The forward-looking statements in this regard include
statements regarding the award of a contract. Any such forward-looking
statements are based on MDA's current expectations, estimates,
projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its
perception of historical trends. The factors and assumptions
underlying the forward-looking statements in this release include
contracts not being terminated. Any such forward-looking statements
are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from current expectations. MDA
cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties
materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual
results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that
could cause actual results to differ from current expectations include,
but are not limited to, failure of third parties and subcontractors,
failure of systems to meet performance requirements and failure to
anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or
compliance with the requisite standards. Also, as this project involves
government agencies, additional risks also include changes in
government priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts
For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or
factors, plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to
the Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time
with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available
online under the Company's profile at www.sedar.comor on the Company's website at www.mdacorporation.com.
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form
or content of this release.