COM DEV Receives New Order Under Major Commercial Satellite Contract

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Jan. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that it has received an order to begin work on the third satellite of a multiple-satellite contract awarded in October 2013.  The contract is valued in excess of $12 million.  All figures are in Canadian dollars.

Each of the satellites built under this contract will deliver high throughput commercial communications services.  COM DEV has completed delivery on the equipment it built for the first satellite, and commenced work on the second in April 2015. 

"We are pleased to have the ongoing opportunity to develop some of the most advanced equipment ever built for the commercial satcom market," said Mike Williams, president of COM DEV's products division.


COM DEV International Ltd. ( is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. The Company has a staff of more than 1,250, annual revenues of over $200 million, and facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, India and China. 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 950 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,; Jeff Codispodi, Director, Investor Relations & Communications, Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2844,

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