COM DEV USA Awarded AS9100 Certification



    EL SEGUNDO, CA, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - COM DEV USA today announced it has
received certification for SAE AS9100, the aerospace industry's quality system
standard. This achievement signifies that COM DEV USA's processes have been
independently evaluated and that its operations in El Segundo can be expected
to design and manufacture top quality products for US civil and national
security space missions.
    Dan White, President of COM DEV USA, stated: "We had the AS9100 standards
in mind when we formulated the business plan for COM DEV USA. All of our
processes were developed around meeting these standards and providing a
foundation for continuous improvement. Satellite manufacturers have been
demanding their suppliers upgrade their quality management systems. We were
able to incorporate AS9100 from the start and jump ahead of many competitors."
    The AS9100 is comprised of ISO 9001 quality system requirements
supplemented by additional requirements established by the aerospace industry.
The development of the supplemental requirements was the result of an
international effort by aerospace companies with a common goal of establishing
a single quality management system for use within the aerospace industry.
Strict compliance to these standards or rules helps a company ensure that it
consistently produces quality products, and that products are produced the
same way, every time. COM DEV USA selected UL as its AS9100 registrar.

    About COM DEV USA

    COM DEV USA is a supplier of passive microwave components and subsystems
for satellite applications. The company is in incorporated in Delaware; ITAR
registered with the Department of State; and is qualified as a small business
enterprise. Parent company COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) of
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada is a leading global designer and manufacturer of
space hardware subsystems. CDU complies with the Foreign Ownership Control and
Influence guidelines.

    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.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Gary Calhoun, Chief Financial Officer, COM DEV
International, Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826, gary.calhoun@comdev.ca; Dan
White, President, COM DEV USA, Tel: (424) 456-8006, dan.white@comdev-usa.com;
Jeff Codispodi, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 261,
jcodispodi@equicomgroup.com

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