ANN ARBOR — Arotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTX) announced that its North American Power System Division, which includes UEC Electronics, has been awarded a $6.7 million order from the Space and Naval Warfare Center Atlantic.
The contract is for the manufacture and integration of 12 Communication Emitter Sensing and Attacking System II Platform Integration Kits. The CESAS is the Marine Corps’ high-power, ground-mobile electronic attack asset, offering Marines capability to detect, deny, and disrupt the communications of their enemies.
“UEC Electronics has been supporting the SPAWAR Intelligence group for more than 10 years and is pleased with the most recent contract award,” said Mark Matthews, CEO of UEC Electronics. “The DoD is focused on cost savings. Our automated manufacturing processes, coupled with our history of quality products and on-time delivery, make us an ideal provider for this type of mission critical system.”
Arotech received this award following the successful completion of a prototype test of the CESAS II PIK, which performed well during government-led performance and environmental testing.
Arotech said it expects to complete the production contract in the next 12 months. The government has an option which, if exercised, will result in a second year of support for the program.
“The award of this contract is a testament to our team and performance of our product,” Arotech president and CEo Steven Esses said. “We are … optimistic that this award could lead to the procurement of additional units in the future.”
Arotech provides defense and security products for the military, law
enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators and trainers and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Power Systems.
Based in Ann Arbor, Arotech has research, development and production subsidiaries in Michigan, South Carolina, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, visit www.arotech.com.