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Australia Extends MDA’s UAV Services Contract

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MDA Extends Surveillance Service for Australian Defence Force

(Source: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.; issued July 11, 2011)

The Australian Defence Force has extended MDA’s contract to provide UAV surveillance in Afghanistan for a third year, until December 2012. (RAAF photo)

RICHMOND, BC --- MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is extending its contract for MDA's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities.

Under this extension, MDA will provide a third year of UAV surveillance operations for the ADF's deployed forces in Afghanistan. The timeframe for this extension is January through to December 2012.

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.