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COM DEV equipment launched on NASA TDRS K satellite


CAMBRIDGE, ON, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that NASA's TDRS K satellite was successfully launched on January 30 with COM DEV-built filters and switches on board.

The Boeing-built next-generation satellite provides NASA with crucial crosslink communications capability between Earth-orbiting spacecraft and control and data processing facilities on the ground. TDRS K is the first of three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites ("TDRS") planned to augment the earlier TDRS constellation that serves as NASA's means of continuous, high-data rate communication with the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station and dozens of unmanned scientific satellites in low earth orbit.

Click here to view the launch video: http://bit.ly/12G7FSB

"We are very pleased to be involved in this project which is crucial to the communications infrastructure of the US Government." said Dan White, President of COM DEV USA. "That COM DEV equipment was chosen for the TDRS spacecraft is a testament to our role as a trusted supplier to all the major space contractors."

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.

The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks and the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved.

Contact information:

Gary Calhoun Chief Financial Officer Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826 gary.calhoun@comdev.ca

Craig MacPhail TMX Equicom Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 290 cmacphail@tmxequicom.com

Image with caption: "A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket streaks away from Space Launch Complex 41 into the night sky over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K, TDRS-K, to orbit. Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson (CNW Group/Com Dev International Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130214_C5820_PHOTO_EN_23791.jpg

SOURCE: Com Dev International Ltd.

To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2013/14/c5820.html

CO: Com Dev International Ltd. ST: Ontario NI: ARO TLS

-0- Feb/14/2013 21:47 GMT

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