Com Dev Nabs $12 Million in New Component ContractsCom Dev Nabs $12 Million in New Component Contracts

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PARIS — Satellite payload components builder Com Dev of Canada on Oct. 20 said it has won two contracts with a combined value of more than $12 million to provide electronics gear for a telecommunications satellite that Com Dev did not name but that appears to be the Intelsat IS-27 under construction by Boeing.

The first contract, announced by Com Dev USA LLC of El Segundo, Calif., and valued at more than $6 million, is to provide UHF microwave equipment for a customer that made a similar order in 2009.

Boeing Satellite Systems International of El Segundo won contracts with Intelsat to build two satellites with UHF capacity. The IS-22 satellite’s UHF payload is for the Australian military, while IS-27 will carry a UHF payload that Intelsat hopes will be used by the U.S. Defense Department.

The second contract, valued at more than 6 million Canadian dollars ($5.8 million), is with Com Dev’s Cambridge division. The company said the contract is the third slice of an expected four-satellite program that, for Com Dev, carries a potential value of more than 23 million Canadian dollars. Boeing is under contract to provide four satellites to Intelsat, including IS-22 and IS-27.

“We are very pleased to see two divisions of our organization win contracts on the same spacecraft,” Michael Pley, interim chief executive of Com Dev International, said in an Oct. 20 statement. “Both had to compete separately for the business, and their joint success demonstrates the leadership each enjoys in its respective market, as well as the synergies available to us from our U.S. expansion strategy.”