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January 2nd, 2015

COM DEV Takes Ku-Band To A Higher Throughput Level + Adds $7 Million To The Equation


[SatNews] "We are also very pleased to start 2015 with a strong order flow."

COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced an expansion to a previously announced contract to provide Ku-band equipment for a high throughput communications satellite. Additional multiplexers, switches and ancillary equipment have been ordered for an approximate added value of $7 million, bringing the total contract value to approximately $13 million. The initial contract was announced in October 2014.

Work on the contract will be carried out at the Company's facility in Cambridge, Ontario with completion expected by January 2016.

"Our long-term relationship with the client, along with our acknowledged expertise in Ku-band components, has enabled us to win this expanded mandate," said Mike Williams, President of COM DEV International Products. "We are also very pleased to start 2015 with a strong order flow."

COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdev.ca) is a provider of space hardware and services. The company has a staff of 1,200, annual revenues of $216 million, and facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. COM DEV designs manufactures, and integrates advanced products, subsystems and microsatellites that are sold to major satellite prime contractors, government agencies and satellite operators, for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and defence applications. The company has won contracts to supply its equipment on over 900 spacecraft. COM DEV's majority-owned subsidiary, exactEarth Ltd., provides satellite data services for global maritime surveillance.