MDA expands surveillance service for Australian Defence Force

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed contract amendments related to its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force.

The first amendment provides authorization to provide additional hours of UAV surveillance operations that will support deployed Australian Defence Forces inAfghanistan. The second amendment will see the company commence the flying training of Australian Forces personnel in Australia.

These combined amendments are valued in the multi-million dollar range.

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 worldwide.

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.