COM DEV USA appoints Terry Rector to Lead Expansion into National Security

EL SEGUNDO, CA, March 31 /CNW/ - COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), today announced that Terry Rector has been appointed to the position of Director, Business Development for National Security Space Programs. Mr. Rector will lead in identifying opportunities that leverage COM DEV's international sensor heritage to provide solutions for US Government applications such as Space Situational Awareness and Space Weather.

Terry Rector brings nearly 25 years of experience in military and civilian space systems leadership to COM DEV USA. He retired from Air Force Space Command in 2000, and subsequently held senior management and engineering positions at BAE Systems, General Dynamics and most recently, Northrop Grumman.

"Within three years COM DEV USA has become the largest domestic supplier of passive microwave components for US Government space programs," said Dan White, President of COM DEV USA. "Terry is the ideal champion to lead our initiative to expand and diversify our product portfolio in areas that support National Security Space demands."

COM DEV USA was launched in 2007 to respond to a need for a secure, stable and sophisticated domestic supplier to US Government programs. More than 30 years of space technology and industry know-how in the form of design software, processes, automation, management systems and business practices have been transferred to the new facility in El Segundo, California. COM DEV has assembled a team of highly experienced space industry professionals to exploit this technology as a US domestic supplier free from international export or security constraints.


COM DEV USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (, 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.

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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SOURCE COM DEV International Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Gary Calhoun, Chief Financial Officer, COM DEV International, Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826,; Dan White, President, COM DEV USA, Tel: (424) 456-8006,; Jeff Codispodi, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 261,

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