Héroux-Devtek receives $11.3 million in new military orders

         Orders further confirm strength of military aerospace market

    LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX : HRX) a
leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products, today
announced that its Landing Gear Division has been awarded additional orders
for the manufacturing of landing gear components. These orders, essentially
from the US Air Force and US Navy, are mainly for the B-1B, B-52, E-3 and P-3
aircraft. Production will be spread out over the next four years, with
deliveries starting in fiscal year 2010. The combined value of the contracts
is approximately Cdn$11.3 million.
    "These contracts expressively highlight the strength of the military
aerospace market," mentioned Gilles Labbé, President and CEO of Héroux-Devtek.
"Through superior product quality, on-time deliveries and excellent customer
service, Héroux-Devtek is increasingly recognized as an important supplier for
both military forces and leading OEMs. Our proven track record on a wide-range
of aircraft programs, as well as for both new components and aftermarket
services, is a major constituent of our ability to efficiently service the
needs of the global military aerospace market."


    Héroux-Devtek (TSX: HRX), a Canadian company, serves two main market
segments: Aerospace and Industrial Products, specializing in the design,
development, manufacture and repair and overhaul of related systems and
components. Héroux-Devtek supplies both the commercial and military sectors of
the Aerospace segment with landing gear systems (including spare parts, repair
and overhaul services) and airframe structural components. The Company also
supplies the industrial segment with large components for power generation
equipment and precision components for other industrial applications.
Approximately 65% of the Company's sales are outside Canada, mainly in the
United States. The Company's head office is located in Longueuil, Québec with
facilities in the Greater Montreal area (Longueuil, Dorval, Laval and
Rivière-des-Prairies); Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario; Arlington, Texas and
Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of
future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other
considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer
demand for the Company's products and services, the impact of price pressures
exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a
result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected

For further information:

For further information: Héroux-Devtek Inc.: Gilles Labbé, President and
Chief Executive Officer, (450) 679-3330; MaisonBrison: Martin Goulet, CFA,
(514) 731-0000

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