VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, Oct. 3, 2014”MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Advanced Systems, a line of business from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., announced in July 2014.Ž This business will become part of MDA Information Systems LLC.
Located near Detroit, Michigan, the Advanced Systems business has approximately 170 employees and generates annual revenues of approximately US$40 million. The business has over 50 years of in-depth experience in development and application of radar and other information sensors for the U.S. Government. This unique capability is expected to strengthen the Company’s ability to pursue future opportunities in the U.S. market.
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.”