Full contract for satellite work expected to hit US$8 million
CAMBRIDGE, ON: Space hardware subsystems manufacturer COM DEV International Ltd has been awarded an authorization to proceed (ATP) contract to begin work on hardware for a broadband Ka band commercial satellite for communications coverage across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The contract covers engineering design activity and is valued at about US$1 million, while the full contract value will be over US$8 million.
COM DEV will provide Coax and waveguide switches, Ku and Ka band IMUX and OMUX assemblies, input filters and coupler assemblies. Work on the contract will take place at the company’s facility in Cambridge, Ontario. Work is expected to wrap up by the end of fiscal 2013.
“This satellite is an example of new capacity being added to meet growing demand in emerging markets,” said Michael Pley, CEO of COM DEV. “We are seeing an increase in activity in the satellite communications markets across all sectors—commercial, civil and military. Our team has been very active in the bidding process and we expect this to result in increased order levels as the year goes on.”