Dan White Appointed President Of COM DEV USA



    EL SEGUNDO, CA, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV)
today announced that Dan White has been appointed as President of COM DEV USA.
Mr. White will be responsible for establishing a US domestic source in the
area of the Company's core competency and completing the build-out of the
Company's new Los Angeles-area manufacturing facility.
    "I have relied on COM DEV as a critical supplier of payload components
and subsystems throughout my career," said Mr. White. "I am very excited by
the opportunity to leverage the Company's heritage and reputation as the
pre-eminent supplier of microwave hardware for space to create a new
organization. We plan to bring together the best technology and the best
people in the US to meet the strategic space market's growing needs for
security and capacity."
    Mr. White joined COM DEV USA earlier this year with over 20 years of
satellite technology experience. He spent the first 16 years of his career at
Hughes Space and Communications (acquired by Boeing in 2000), holding
positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and business unit
management, including management of the company's microwave operations. In
2002, Mr. White moved to Lockheed Martin where he was Director of Satellite
Payload Engineering. Most recently, as VP of Engineering with Datapath of
Duluth, Georgia, he was instrumental in doubling the size of the technical
staff and adding critical design and analytical skills to the organization.
    "Dan is an industry veteran with significant senior management experience
and deep knowledge of our products and our key customers," said John Keating,
CEO of COM DEV International Ltd. "He is ideally positioned to lead COM DEV
USA to meet our strategic growth objectives in the US Government space
market."

    COM DEV USA Update

    COM DEV USA continues to execute on its business plan. The staff, which
now numbers 20 employees, recently moved into the permanent facility in El
Segundo purchased in May, 2007. The Company has also secured contracts to
provide engineering and support services to locally based prime space
contractors.

    About COM DEV USA

    COM DEV USA was established to respond to a need for a secure, stable and
sophisticated domestic supplier of passive microwave hardware and services to
support government space programs. Thirty years of space industry know-how in
the form of design software, processes, automation, management systems and
business practices have been transferred to the new location in El Segundo,
California from COM DEV International Ltd. in Canada. COM DEV USA is
incorporated in Delaware.

    COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global
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 USA 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, gary.calhoun@comdev.ca; Glenn Barney, VP, Sales,
Marketing and Services, Tel: (310) 823-5575, glenn.barney@comdev-usa.com

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