OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2012) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that its Systems Engineering Division (SED) has signed another contract with VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect) for the provision and installation of antennas and RF Systems for Inmarsat's forthcoming Ka-band Global Xpress™ network. The additional contract is valued in excess of $10 million USD.

iDirect was selected as the prime contractor for the ground system to support Inmarsat's new state-of-the-art Global Xpress high-speed VSAT service. SED was chosen by iDirect for the provision and installation of the antennas and RF Systems.

"We are extremely pleased to receive this additional order from iDirect for the Inmarsat Global Xpress service," said Patrick Thera, President of SED. "This again demonstrates SED's ability to work with world-class companies like iDirect to provide cost effective solutions to the global telecom industry."

About Calian

Calian employs over 2300 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities include the provision of business and technology services to industry and government in the health, operations and maintenance, IT services and training domains as well as the design, manufacturing and maintenance of complex systems to the communications and defence sectors. Our goal is to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in.

The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa. This division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements of individuals and teams, provides access to critical recruiting capabilities and delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions. Our strength lies in understanding clients' needs, recruiting highly qualified personnel who understand and meet those needs, and then effectively managing those personnel within our customers' framework. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.


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Ray Basler
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Financial Officer