Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2005
Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has entered into new agreements to provide geospatial information solutions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and to an information provider to a major U.S. electrical utility.
The USDA has selected MDA for the fourth year in a row to provide it with large quantities of statewide geospatial information for the National Agricultural Imagery Program. This information will assist the USDA in meeting the information needs of the Farm Services Agency.
Another existing customer has awarded MDA a contract to provide geospatial information solutions featuring its laser radar, or LiDAR, mapping services and products to determine power line damage, line sag and encroachment for a U.S. utility.
The combined value of these agreements is about $3.2 million.
About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (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 2,500 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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