COM DEV USA to begin work on major civil space program

    EL SEGUNDO, CA, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM
DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), today announced that it has been awarded a
$1.6 million Authorization to Proceed (ATP) to supply passive microwave
components for a U.S. Government civil space program. The design and
production work will be performed at the Company's manufacturing facility in
El Segundo, California. The ATP is expected to lead to a full contract valued
in excess of $18 million, with delivery anticipated by the end of COM DEV's
2010 fiscal year. (All figures are in US dollars.)
    The ATP represents COM DEV USA's first production win since it acquired
an established passive microwave devices business in May, 2008 and began
transferring the operations into its recently purchased El Segundo location.
The transfer process has included extensive customer reviews designed to
verify that the new production environment is suitable for continued work on
ongoing programs. In selecting COM DEV to work on a major program, the
customer has demonstrated its confidence that the Company is prepared to
complete a significant program from its new facility.
    "This award marks a key milestone for our company," said Dan White,
President of COM DEV USA. "Our customer has thoroughly assessed our
capabilities and has confidence in our long-term stability and readiness to
successfully complete a project of this scale. With a strong pipeline of
opportunities ahead, we believe we are well positioned to establish ourselves
as the leading domestic supplier of passive microwave equipment for the
government space market."

    About COM DEV

    COM DEV International Ltd. ( 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, COM DEV International Products, COM DEV Canada, COM DEV USA and
COM DEV Europe 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, 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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