Richmond, B.C. – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract with IHI Aerospace of Japan for the implementation phase of the information solution it has developed to provide guidance for cargo transfer operations on orbit.

As Japan prepares for the launch, installation and operation of its space experiment module Kibo on the International Space Station, astronauts will use an MDA-supplied observation and guidance solution to safely load an Exposed Pallet containing equipment and supplies onto the H2 Transfer Vehicle while it is docked at the International Space Station.

This latest contract consists of delivering one solution for installation on the first flight model of the H2 Transfer Vehicle. 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 earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

MDA employs more than 3,000 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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