SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

August 30, 2005 20:46 ET

US Marine Corps Selects Norsat

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2005 -- Norsat International Inc. (OTC BB: NSATF) (TSX: NII) announced today that it has secured an initial order from the United States Marine Corps for a Norsat OmniLink system and related accessories.

"We are extremely pleased with this order from the Marine Corps," said Bill Coyne, President and CEO of Norsat International, Inc. "Our strong record of performance with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy has contributed to this latest win with yet another branch of the US armed forces."

The Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, home of the Expeditionary Forces in Readiness, issued the order. The OmniLink system will be used by the Marine Corps to transmit and receive streaming video and data content from around the world. The Marine Corps is task organized to participate in combat environments in three dimensions -- air, land and sea -- anywhere in the world.

The Norsat OmniLink™ provides satellite connectivity in a compact, portable terminal and is designed to meet the demanding needs of customers in remote regions where reliable communications infrastructure is unreliable or non-existent.

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, Essential Services and Media.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact Information

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    Norsat International, Inc.
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    Bill Coyne
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