Norsat International Inc.
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Norsat International Inc.

September 29, 2005 09:00 ET

Norsat Supplies U.S. Army Portable Satellite Systems Used in Louisiana

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 29, 2005) - Norsat International Inc. (TSX:NII)(OTCBB:NSATF) announced that it has fulfilled an order to supply portable satellite systems to the 1st Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army. The size of the order exceeds US$800,000.

Troops from the 1st Cavalry Division based out of Fort Hood, Texas, are using the portable satellite systems to transmit high fidelity data and video, as part of the current engagement in Joint Task Force Katrina. Helicopters and crews from Fort Hood's 1st Air Cavalry Brigade have been the lead air element of the task force.

Joint Task Force Katrina, headquartered at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, has the responsibility for coordinating overall Department of Defense relief efforts in the affected areas and is commanded by Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore, commanding general of First U.S. Army.

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The information should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes includes therein for the three months ended June 30, 2005, and the audited consolidated financial statements, related notes included therein and Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2004 included in the Company's 2004 Annual Report. All the Company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Canada (Canadian GAAP). Additional information from the year ended December 31, 2004, and other information related to the Company, may be found on the company's website at www.norsat.com.

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 and has now sold over 2.5 million products in 87 countries around the world. Norsat's latest innovation is the Norsat OmniLink™ line 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. Norsat's sectors of concentration include Health Care, Military, Emergency Services and Media. Additional investor information is available through email at communications_investorrelations@Norsat.com or by phone, 1-604-292-9000 or toll-free in Canada and the U.S., 1-888-667-7281.

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