Calian Awarded Contract by Department of National Defence (DND) For Project Management and Engineering Services For the Surveillance of Space Project

Monday, February 19, 2001

Calian Awarded Contract by Department of National Defence (DND) For Project Management and Engineering Services For the Surveillance of Space Project

Kanata, Ontario Wednesday February 19, 2001  -   Calian ( TSE.CTY ) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $2 Million contract by DND to provide Project Management and Engineering Support Services for the Surveillance of Space Project. If all option years of the contract are exercised, the total value of the contract will be approximately $7 Million. The contract will employ several personnel in the National Capital Region.

Canada requires assured access to space surveillance information in support of its overall defence commitments. The Surveillance of Space Project is a part of DND's Joint Space Project which will bring improvements to the Canadian Forces' surveillance capabilities. The Project will provide a contributing sensor system to the NORAD/USSPACECOM Space Surveillance Network. The main initiative will be the development of one or more space-based optical sensors to track earth-orbiting objects.

About Calian

With annual revenues of more than $125 Million, Calian is a leading provider of technology and professional services in Canada. Leveraging its tremendous resource base, Calian's resourcing group assists its customers by providing them with recruiting and placement services as well as strategic long-term outsourcing services. Calian's Systems Engineering group provides leading-edge communications infrastructures to the telecommunications and government sectors and its eServices group provides information technology consulting services.

For further information, please contact:

Ren Oickle
Manager, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (613) 599-8600

Greg Strong
President & CEO
Right Turn Communications
Telephone: (613) 850-1900




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