COM DEV Wins Contract to Supply Switches to Ka-band Satellite

CAMBRIDGE, ON, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that it has been awarded a fully-funded contract of almost $8 million from one of its long standing customers.

COM DEV will deliver coaxial and waveguide electromechanical switches for a large, multi-spot beam Ka-band satellite providing high-speed satellite Internet service in North America. Work on the contract will be carried out at the Company's facility in Cambridge, Ontario with completion expected by April 2014.

"This contract reflects the continued growth in demand for anywhere/anytime access to high-speed internet that is driving the deployment of Ka-band satellites," said Mike Williams, President of COM DEV International Products. "In a very competitive market, winning repeat business like this is a great confirmation of the leadership position of our switch products in the Industry."

About COM DEV

COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. The company has a staff of 1,300, annual revenues of $208 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.

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the cost and market acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and pricing, and general economic circumstances, the Company's business prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements made by the Company. The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks and the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved.

SOURCE: Com Dev International Ltd.

For further information:

Gary Calhoun
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826
Fax: (519) 622-2158
gary.calhoun@comdev.ca

Craig MacPhail
TMX Equicom
Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 290
cmacphail@tmxequicom.com

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