COM DEV USA awarded follow-on contract for TDRS M flight set
EL SEGUNDO, CA, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of
COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), today announced it has been
awarded a follow-on contract by Boeing Satellite Systems to supply
filters, switches and ferrite components for use in NASA’s Tracking and
Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) program. The TDRS M flight set contract is
valued at approximately US$12 million. COM DEV USA successfully
completed the engineering and production of over 800 flight qualified
components for the TDRS K and L satellites last year.
“The TDRS K and L contract was the first competitive win for COM DEV USA
and represented a major milestone for the company,” said Dan White,
president of COM DEV USA. “It provided the opportunity to exercise our
engineering capabilities across all product lines, as well as validate
our processes. Boeing was then and remains a highly valued customer,
and we look forward to continuing to meet their needs for passive
The TDRS System, also referred to as the NASA Space Network, is a
constellation of telecommunications satellites in geo-stationary orbit
capable of providing high bandwidth (S, Ku, and Ka band) communications
services for low Earth orbiting spacecraft and expendable launch
vehicles. Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems was awarded the TDRS K
and L contract in December 2007. The contract had options for two
additional spacecraft, TDRS M and N.
About COM DEV
COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. With
facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV
manufactures advanced subsystems and microsatellites that are sold to
major satellite prime contractors, government agencies and satellite
operators, for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and
defense applications. COM DEV’s majority-owned subsidiary, exactEarth
Ltd., provides satellite data services.
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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