COM DEV Europe to Supply Ferrite Switch Assemblies for US Military Satellite Constellation In Contract Valued at Nine Million Dollars

COM DEV International Ltd.
today announced that COM DEV Europe, its Space division’s European
subsidiary, has been contracted by TRW Inc. of Redondo Beach, California, to
supply the Beam Select Switch (BSS) subsystem for the first two satellites of
the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Satellite Project, the U.S.
Department of Defense’s next generation secure communications satellite
constellation. The contract is valued at $9.5 million (US$6 million) over the
next three years. This amount was included in the aggregate space sales
announcement of April 24, 2002.

The BSS is a key component in the beam-hopping operations of the
satellite and incorporates both ferrite switch technology developed by COM DEV
Space’s European facility and electro-mechanical switches developed by COM DEV
Space’s Cambridge, Ontario facility.

“This is one of the most significant contracts in COM DEV Europe’s 15
year history,” said Mike Pley, President of COM DEV Space. “It is also an
important early success in our quest to apply our technology leadership beyond
our traditional markets. We are committed to the success of this important
program and to building a strong partnership with TRW and the AEHF team.”

The Advanced EHF Program is the next generation of global, highly secure,
survivable communications systems for warfighters within all services of the
Department of Defense. Lockheed Martin is the Advanced EHF system prime
contractor and will be providing the spacecraft bus and Mission Control
Segment. TRW will be the payload integrator.

COM DEV Europe is a leading supplier of C and Ku band fast ferrite
switches to satellite prime contractors in the U.S. and Europe. This contract
for Ka band devices builds on the microwave and electronics capability COM DEV
has established in the UK. The contract also recognizes the Company’s depth of
experience and capability in the field of electro mechanical switch design and


COM DEV International Ltd. ( based in Cambridge, Ontario,
is a leading producer of wireless infrastructure, as well as the largest
Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems. The
company has two operating divisions: COM DEV Space and COM DEV Broadband.

About TRW, Inc

TRW provides advanced technology products and services for the aerospace,
information systems, and automotive markets. The company, which celebrated its
100th year of operations during 2001, had year-end 2000 sales of $17.2
billion. For more information, visit

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International Ltd. 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 the
wireless 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