OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2011) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that its Systems Engineering Division (SED) has signed a contract with VT iDirect Inc. (iDirect) for provision and installation of antennas and RF Systems for Inmarsat's new Ka band Global Express Program. The baseline contract is valued at near $15 million USD over a 42 month period.

iDirect has been selected as the prime contractor for the ground system to support Inmarsat's new Global Express VSAT service. Inmarsat has contracted the delivery of three state-of-the-art Ka-band satellites that will enable the company to deliver a unique global high-speed mobile broadband service offering.

"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by iDirect to provide the antenna and RF systems for the Inmarsat Global Express service," said Brent McConnell, President of SED. "I believe this success is a direct result of our long history with Inmarsat and a very complementary capability to iDirect."

About Calian

Calian sells technology services to industry and government in Canada and around the world. Calian provides customers with ready access to an exceptional team of engineers, telecommunications and technology professionals, health care professionals and other highly qualified staff. The Business and Technology Services Division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements, recruitment and outsourcing of engineering, health care professionals and other skilled professionals. The Systems Engineering Division plans, designs and implements solutions for many of the world's space agencies and leading communications satellite manufacturers and operators, as well as providing contract manufacturing services for customers in North America.


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Ray Basler
President and Chief Executive Officer
Calian Technologies Ltd.
Jacqueline Gauthier
Chief Financial Officer