COM DEV is a space engineering company. A spacecraft and all its components must withstand the extremes of vibration, pyrotechnic shock, cosmic radiation and large temperature fluctuations. There are no service calls, no repairs, and no replacement parts once a spacecraft is launched – and therefore, there is no tolerance for anything less than perfection. The failure of a single component on a satellite can jeopardize an operator’s investment of several years and hundreds of millions of dollars.

With stakes this high, satellite manufacturers must be certain that every company in their supply chain has the proven capability to design and manufacture reliable technology for space and deliver it precisely on time.

COM DEV was founded in 1969 in Montreal, Canada and by 1974 began supplying supply microwave equipment to the emerging space industry;  for four decades now our core business has been space engineering. We have grown to become a global organization with over 1,200 employees, serving the commercial, civil and military sectors of the satellite market.

COM DEV is a global player

Few organizations can match COM DEV’s heritage. We have supplied equipment to over 900 spacecraft – more than any other company in the world.

Over 80 percent of all commercial communications satellites ever launched have had COM DEV technology on board. We have long-standing relationships with the world’s major satellite manufacturers, and we have supplied equipment to leading organizations such as the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and NASA. Our reputation for reliability is unsurpassed.

All technologies we engineer are exhaustively analyzed and tested, and manufactured with extraordinary precision and control so that performance in space is absolutely predictable and consistent. COM DEV is a recognized leader in lean manufacturing techniques and is the world’s most trusted Tier 2 supplier in our field.

We help the world to connect.

COM DEV International Ltd. is a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware. We are world leaders in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment, specialized electronics and optical subsystems. We have more than 1,200 employees at facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. More about COM DEV