COM DEV Completes Successful Design Review of MEOSAR Search and Rescue Repeater

COM DEV International Ltd. (CDV.TO), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, announced that it has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone of the Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) Project.

In March of 2013, COM DEV announced that it had been awarded a $4.7 million contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to design and develop a MEOSAR repeater. Canada plans to provide MEOSAR repeaters to the United States which will integrate the equipment as hosted payloads on the next generation of the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) constellation.

At the PDR milestone it was demonstrated that the repeater design is progressing well toward compliance with the requirements of DND and other members of the international MEOSAR stakeholder community. The MEOSAR repeater provides an essential communications link between people in distress or life and death situations and rescue authorities around the world. Work on the MEOSAR Project is being carried out at the Company's facilities in Cambridge and Ottawa .

"On May 2nd 2013 the Minister of National Defence identified the MEOSAR project as an important initiative to provide a more capable search and rescue system for Canada and Cospas-Sarsat," said Michael Pley, CEO of COM DEV International. "We have reached an important project milestone and I am very pleased with the team's ability to deliver important space based search and rescue capabilities to DND on time and on budget."

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