COM DEV USA wins contract for new WGS flight sets
EL SEGUNDO, CA, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of
COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), today announced that it has been
awarded a contract by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems to supply
equipment for use in the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) program. The
contract is valued at approximately US$5 million, and covers the tenth
flight set for WGS, a U.S. military communications satellite program.
COM DEV USA will be providing switches, filters, multiplexers, and
This is a follow-on order for COM DEV USA, which has successfully
delivered hardware for six satellites and is currently in production on
WGS flight sets 7, 8 and 9. Work on the contract will be carried out
at the Company’s facilities in El Segundo, California with completion
expected during the Company’s 2013 and 2014 fiscal years.
“We have been a member of the WGS team since the inception of the
program, and we are very pleased to maintain that status,” said Dan
White, President of COM DEV USA. “I believe the ongoing strength of
our relationship with Boeing demonstrates the ability of our team to
consistently deliver a full range of passive microwave equipment, on
schedule, with the highest standards of quality and reliability.”
WGS is the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest-capacity communications
satellite system. Each satellite provides more than 10 times the
communications capacity of the prior Defense Satellite Communications
System constellation. WGS provides essential communications services,
allowing Combatant Commanders to exert command and control of their
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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