NORSAT announces follow-on order from major Eurasian defense contractor for its portable satellite solutions

Total order increased by 20% to $4.2 million and expected to be delivered during the second half of 2015 and 2016

VANCOUVER, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Norsat International Inc. ("Norsat") (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, today announced that the Company has received an approximate $700,000 follow-on order to the original $3.5 million award announced on February 19, 2015 from a Tier 1 Eurasian defense contractor for a range of Norsat's portable satellite terminals. This follow-on order increases the total contract awarded to approximately $4.2 million.

The increase in order is for additional units of Norsat's MarineLink maritime VSAT terminals and for the 0.9m Journey Manpack portable satellite terminal, the newest in Norsat's broad portfolio of satellite solutions. Norsat's MarineLink shipboard terminals offer a 3-axis operating platform and a 360 degree high-speed tracking antenna that ensures a reliable link in even the most difficult sea conditions. The 0.9m Journey Manpack consists of an easily portable, rapidly deployable, satellite terminal that weighs less than 25 kilograms.    

Norsat expects to ship the majority of the terminals in late 2015 with follow on deliveries throughout 2016.

Dr. Amiee Chan, chief executive officer of Norsat, commented, "We continue to execute on bringing to market a diversified suite of products and solutions that meet the high standards of defense contractors around the world. This follow-on order by a Tier 1 Eurasian contractor demonstrates the high level of satisfaction they have with the Norsat solutions to meet their needs of providing communications in remote and challenging applications. Additionally, this order builds upon the bookings momentum that we have had over the last year, especially within our military related businesses, helping to set the stage for growth in the back half of 2015 and into 2016."

About Norsat International Inc.
Founded in 1977, Norsat International Inc. is a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. Norsat's products and services include leading-edge product design and development, production, distribution and infield support and service of fly-away satellite terminals, microwave components, antennas, Radio Frequency (RF) conditioning products, maritime based satellite terminals and remote network connectivity solutions. More information is available at www.norsat.com, via email at investor@norsat.com or by phone at 1-604-821-2800.

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SOURCE Norsat International Inc.

For further information: Dr. Amiee Chan, President & CEO, Tel: 604 821-2800, Email: achan@norsat.com; Mr. Arthur Chin, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: 604 821-2800, Email: achin@norsat.com; Robert Blum, Adam Lowensteiner and Joe Diaz, Lytham Partners, LLC, Tel: 602-889-9700 (Phoenix), Tel: 646-829-9700 (New York), norsat@lythampartners.com

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