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Press release from Marketwire

Calian's SED Division Wins a New Contract Valued at $15 Million

(All amounts in this release are in Canadian Dollars)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Calian's SED Division Wins a New Contract Valued at $15 Million10:12 EST Friday, February 18, 2011OTTAWA, 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 CalianCalian 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.DISCLAIMERCertain information included in press releases on this site is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the impact of price competition; the dependence on new product development; the impact of rapid technological and market change; the ability of Calian to integrate the operations and technologies of acquired businesses in an effective manner; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; international growth and global economic conditions, particularly in emerging markets and including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the impact of consolidations in the business services industry. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the reports filed by Calian with the Ontario Securities Commission. Calian disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No assurance can be given that actual results, performance or achievement expressed in, or implied by, forward-looking statements within this disclosure will occur, or if they do, that any benefits may be derived from them.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Ray BaslerCalian Technologies Ltd.President and Chief Executive Officer306-931-3425ORJacqueline GauthierCalian Technologies Ltd.Chief Financial Officer613-599-8600ir@calian.comwww.calian.com