SOURCE: Northstar Electronics, Inc.

NorthStar Electronics, Inc.

September 21, 2009 12:34 ET

Northstar Electronics (NEIK) Receives Contract Add-On From L-3 for IPMS Simulators for the Canadian Navy's Halifax-Class Frigate Upgrade Progam

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Northstar Electronics, Inc. (OTCBB: NEIK) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Northstar Network Ltd. (NNL), has received an add-on to the US$2.5 million contract awarded by L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc. (L-3 MAPPS) to build consoles for land-based trainers for the Halifax Class of ships. The original contract, awarded in March 2009, was to manufacture 66 Standard Marine Consoles and 60 Local Operating Panels as part of its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). These simulators will form part of the land based training equipment that will be utilized to train the navy staff in the proper operation of the (IPMS) Consoles that Northstar will be providing to L-3 MAPPS.

L-3 MAPPS has supplied IPMS systems to 18 navies around the world. "We are very pleased to continue to work with our Newfoundland-based partner, Northstar, a supplier for the fabrication and integration of military standard consoles and operating panels that will form the core components of the Halifax Class IPMS," said Shankar Udupa, Vice-President of Engineering and Operations of L-3 MAPPS.

Northstar is pleased to be part of the supply team to L-3 MAPPS on this Canadian Navy frigate upgrade program. "We continue to see strong evidence that the defense sector is a solid area for prosperity in these economic times, especially with upgrade and refurbishment programs," says Terry McLeod, NEI's VP, Development & Planning. Additional details can be viewed at the Aerospace & Defense News website:

http://www.asd-network.com/press_detail_B.asp?ID=23255&NID=98069

For further information contact Rich Kaiser, Investor Relations, YES INTERNATIONAL, yes@yesinternational.com, #800-631-8127 and/or Beverly Jedynak, Media Relations, Martin Janis & Co, Inc., b.jedynak-janispr@att.net, (312) 943-1000.

About Northstar Electronics

Northstar Electronics, through its subsidiaries, Northstar Technical Inc. and Northstar Network Ltd. provides electronics products to the marine industry and provides engineering, prototyping and production services to the defense and Homeland Security industries. www.northstarelectronics.com

About L-3 MAPPS

L-3 MAPPS, division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems group, has over 25 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 35 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector.

Safe Harbor: Included in this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1993, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. Although the Company believes such expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements will prove correct.

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