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Calian wins renewal of DND contract

Ottawa, Ontario, March 9, 2015  - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) announced today that it has been awarded a renewal contract valued at $16 million by the Department of National Defence (DND) for the provision and delivery of Technical Training at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) located at CFB Kingston, Kingston, Ontario.

The initial two year contract is valued at over $8 million. The contract also contains two one-year options which if exercised could increase the total value of the contract to over $16 million for the four-year period. This contract will allow Calian to continue to support training at CFSCE, a relationship that first began in 2000.

Under the terms of the contract, Calian's instructors will design, develop and deliver training services as defined by the Canadian Forces Individual Training and Education System (CFITES). In addition to developing eLearning courseware for CFSCE, Calian's team will be training their personnel on such topics as DND's communications systems, network management, electronics, use and maintenance of cryptographic communications equipment as well as training linemen on the implementation of physical communications infrastructure.

"Calian is honoured to once again be chosen as the Canadian Forces training partner and to continue to support CFSCE's mission to foster and sustain operationally focused, command-centric experts in communications, information systems and information operations. In awarding this Contract to Calian, DND continues to recognize the value of our service and the expertise of our personnel" stated Kevin Ford, President, Calian BTS Division.

About Calian
Calian employs over 2,300 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, training, IT services and operations and maintenance 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 delivers outsourcing services for a variety of technical and professional functions and provides health services to numerous domestic customers. 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.

For further information, please visit our website at www.calian.com, or contact us at ir@calian.com

Ray Basler
President and Chief Executive
306-931-3425

Jacqueline Gauthier
Chief Financial Officer
613-599-8600

Posted 2015-03-09
Last Modified 2015-03-10 13:25