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MDA to provide RADARSAT data information to support mapping and emergency response in Russia
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract for $2.5 million (CAD) with ScanEx Research and Development Centre (ScanEx) to provide RADARSAT data information to multiple ground stations in Russia over three years. The information will be used by Russian commercial, academic, and government users for applications that include mapping and emergency response.

MDA has supplied ScanEx with RADARSAT data information since 2004, supporting a network of ground stations in Russia that are built, maintained, and serviced by ScanEx. Receiving stations developed at ScanEx RDC and certified to operate with RADARSAT data are located in Moscow, Samara, Megion, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan etc. This enables operational satellite monitoring of all Russian territory and adjacent regions.

RADARSAT data is widely applied in Russia for monitoring maritime environmental and shipping situation, for monitoring ice cover in the Arctic Region, for information support of ships navigation though the Northern Sea Route, etc.

After signing the long-term contact, MDA and ScanEx companies will be able to provide a high reliability and operability of providing radar images for the benefit of Russian customers.


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 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. The Companys common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.


About ScanEx RDC
ScanEx Research and Development Center (ScanEx R&D Center) is the leading Russian company in the remote sensing market that offers a complete set of services ranging from acquisition to thematic processing of Earth observation images from space. Portfolio: designing and manufacturing of hardware/software complexes for spatial data reception and processing, development of software applications for satellite data reception, storage, processing and interpretation, cataloging of world leading remote sensing programs data, generation of thematic end products, rendering web-mapping services.

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