COM DEV equipment launched on Eutelsat 70B communications satellite

COM DEV equipment launched on Eutelsat 70B communications satellite 
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a 
leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that the 
Eutelsat 70B satellite was successfully launched on December 3rd with COM 
DEV-built switches and multiplexers on board. 
Eutelsat 70B will replace the Eutelsat 70A satellite, which has been in 
service at 70.5 degrees East since 2002, and will more than double the Ku-band 
capacity available at this location to 48 channels. 
Through broad wide beam coverage and four high-performance fixed beams, 
Eutelsat 70B will support communication services over four distinct zones: 
Europe, Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia reaching as far as Australia. 
A high degree of on-board connectivity will enable the beams to be used either 
for regional coverage or to interconnect continents. 
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"Eutelsat 70B is an important satellite in the communication infrastructure 
that will provide video and telecom services to four continents," said Mike 
Williams, President of COM DEV International Products. "This deployment 
demonstrates the important role our equipment plays as satellite operators 
strive to provide more services across a wider footprint. COM DEV offers 
proven quality and reliability, flexible design that can enable new service 
offerings and the ability to consistently deliver components on time and 
within budget." 
The satellite was launched from the ocean-based Odyssey Launch Platform in 
international waters of the Pacific Ocean on December 3 on a Zenit-3SL rocket. 
The Eutelsat 70B was built by Astrium for Eutelsat and has a life expectancy 
exceeding 15 years. 
COM DEV International Ltd. ( 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. 
The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks and 
the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved. 
Gary Calhoun Chief Financial Officer Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826 
Craig MacPhail TMX Equicom Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 290 
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