SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

May 04, 2007 06:00 ET

Norsat America on Winning SATCOM II Team

FALLS CHURCH, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2007 -- Norsat International (America) Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF) advises that it is a team member of a winning consortium which has been awarded a major satellite communications contract. The consortium is one of 24 awardees of a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract under the SATCOM II program.

As an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, the 24 awardees must still compete for individual opportunities and there is no obligation on the part of the United States government to purchase any quantities during the term of the contract.

The SATCOM II program, administered by the U.S. General Services Administration, provides federal and defense agencies with a contract vehicle to procure the next generation of high quality, worldwide satellite communications solutions. The estimated value of all orders to be awarded under this contract vehicle to the 24 awardees is US$750 million over five years.

Further information on the award is available in a press release entitled "GSA Inks Estimated 750M SATCOM II Deal With 24 Firms." The press release was disseminated by the General Services Administration on May 2nd, 2007 and is available at

Government agencies seeking to procure Norsat satellite equipment through this vehicle may contact the company at +1.410.703.1607.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF).

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This information should be read in conjunction with Norsat's audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included therein for the year ended December 31, 2006, and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2006. The company's results are consolidated with those of Norsat.

All of the company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Canada (Canadian GAAP). Additional information may be found at

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Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. Additional information is available at Further information is available through email at or by phone, 1-604-821-2808.

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