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June 19th, 2015

The Switches Are Now In The Works For A Commercial Comms Satellite By COM DEV International

[SatNews] COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV) has received a series of orders to supply multiplexers, switches and ancillary equipment for a commercial communications satellite.

The contract is valued in excess of $6 million, with work scheduled to be completed at COM DEV's facilities in Cambridge over the next year.  All figures in this release are stated in Canadian dollars. The satellite will include a payload designed for traditional broadcasting functions as well as a HTS payload whose numerous spot-beams will provide a range of broadband data services to commercial customers.

"We are increasingly seeing HTS payloads included on commercial communications satellites, to enable the operators to exploit a growing market opportunity," said Mike Williams, president of COM DEV's products division.