SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

August 29, 2006 08:00 ET

Norsat Wins Order With Public Safety Solutions Provider

Norsat Awarded Turnkey Contract to Aid International Law Enforcement Efforts

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by a well-established global solutions provider focused on the public safety and law enforcement markets to supply a turnkey satellite solution. The turnkey solution includes the supply of multiple portable satellite terminals, satellite capacity, training and maintenance. The contract is for one base year and may be extended by another three years.

"This order represents a significant development on several levels. First, we have secured our first major order in the law enforcement sector. Second, we are providing much more than just portable terminals and are delivering a complete solution to the customer including satellite capacity. Third, we have been able to secure this win due to our efforts to cultivate channel partners," said Bill Coyne, President and CEO, Norsat International Inc.

The value of the contract for the first year is in excess of US $600,000. If all options are exercised over the four-year period, the aggregate value of the contract is in excess of US $1,500,000.

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About Norsat International Inc.

Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. For more than 25 years, Norsat has built a strong reputation in the field of satellite technology by providing its customers with innovative products. Norsat's latest innovations include the Norsat OmniLink TM and GLOBETrekker TM lines of portable satellite terminal products that provide rapidly deployable broadband satellite data and video connectivity in areas where traditional communications infrastructure is insufficient, damaged, or non-existent.

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