COM DEV supplying military satellite gear

Sept. 30, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- COM DEV USA LLC reports it will provide equipment for a U.S. military communications satellite under a contract valued at more than $5 million.

The award from an unidentified customer is a follow-on order for an additional flight set of equipment on a satellite program.

COM DEV USA will be providing filters, diplexers, ferrite devices and switches for the satellite. Work on the contract will be carried out at the company's facility in El Segundo, Calif., with completion expected by the end of fiscal 2012.

"When COM DEV entered the US military satellite communications market in 2008, our stated intention was to be the Tier-Two supplier of choice for a full range of passive microwave devices into that market," said COM DEV USA President Dan White.

"Being the incumbent on a number of continuing mil satcom programs has given us the opportunity to demonstrate ourselves as an outstanding supply chain partner to the prime contractors in this market.

"More importantly, our performance on these programs has resulted in continuing contract awards and we are grateful for the confidence our customer continues to show in us."

COM DEV USA is part of COM DEV International Ltd., which has facilities in Canada, Britain and the United States. COM DEV manufactures advanced subsystems and microsatellites that are sold to major satellite prime contractors, government agencies and satellite operators.

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