COM DEV Announces Increased Scope on US Military Contract



    CAMBRIDGE, ON, April 30 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV)
today announced that the value of a previously announced US military contract
has increased due to an amendment initiated by the customer. The incremental
order value to the Company is US $7.85 million. Work will be carried out at
COM DEV's Cambridge facilities over the next 15 months. The customer and the
satellite program involved cannot be named at this time due to contractual
restrictions.
    "We are pleased with the inroads we have made into the US defense
market," said Mike Pley, President of COM DEV. "It is unusual for a
foreign-based supplier like us to participate in this market, but we have had
some success due to our world leadership in passive RF technology and our
longstanding relationships with the US-based prime contractors. We expect that
the heritage we are establishing on military space programs will be valuable
as we intensify our efforts to build a domestic presence in the United
States."

    About COM DEV

    COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdev.ca), based in Cambridge, Ontario,
is the largest Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of space hardware
subsystems. With facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United
States, COM DEV manufactures advanced products and subsystems that are sold to
major satellite prime contractors for use in communications, space science,
remote sensing and military satellites.

    COM DEV and COM DEV Space are registered trademarks of COM DEV
International Ltd. 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.

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For further information:

For further information: Gary Calhoun, Chief Financial Officer, Tel:
(519) 622-2300 ext. 2826, Fax: (519) 622-2158, gary.calhoun@comdev.ca; Jeff
Codispodi, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 261, Fax: (416)
815-0080, jcodispodi@equicomgroup.com

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