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October 1, 2014
MDA to Provide Direct Access Ground Station Solution for DigitalGlobe Satellites

RICHMOND, CANADA, Sept. 23, 2014—MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded a contract from DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide a ground station solution to an international customer to receive and process imagery and data directly from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-1, WorldView-2, and WorldView-3 satellites.

This is MDA's first ground station solution to include WorldView-3 the first multi-payload, super-spectral high-resolution commercial satellite, which was successfully launched on August 13, 2014. The ground station is based on MDA's multi-satellite architecture and can be extended to support additional satellites.

About MDA

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.

MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.
MDA's established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDA."

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