CSA Awards $11.5 Million Contract to MDA for Lunar Rover Prototypes


MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed an $11.5 Million (CAD) contract with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the design, development, build and test of advanced technology solutions under CSA’s Exploration Surface Mobility Program.

Under the terms of the contract, MDA will develop two next-generation lunar rover prototypes to advance key enabling technologies in preparation for potential future international space exploration initiatives. These advanced prototypes will be integrated with a number of other Canadian technologies currently being developed under separate contracts, and collectively tested in an integrated field deployment at the end of 2012.

MDA will lead a team from Canada’s academic, aerospace and vehicle sectors to perform the work.

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 Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.