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New Arotech Battery to be Introduced to U.S. Army Inventory

Army issues $478,000 order for new light-weight BA-8140/U battery

September 19, 2005 - Arotech Corporation (NasdaqNM: ARTX) announced today that its new BA-8140/U zinc-air battery, belonging to its Electric Fuel subsidiary, will be stocked by the U.S. Army’s Communications and Electronic Command (CECOM), under a $478,000 order. The new battery will be used by the Army to power MBITR radios and other 12V applications.

Arotech is the sole supplier of zinc-air batteries to the U.S. Army and has delivered tens of thousands of its BA-8180/U zinc-air batteries to date. The new Electric Fuel BA-8140/U zinc-air battery is a 12 Volt, 400 Watt-hour, non-rechargeable battery pack, approximately half the size and weight of the BA-8180/U. The BA-8140/U battery complements the existing BA-8180/U battery, each serving different applications. Both batteries serve as mission extenders by having a higher energy density.

“As part of our commitment to serving the Army with products that enhance soldiers’ mission capabilities, we have broadened our zinc-air battery range to service new applications,” said Robert S. Ehrlich, Chairman and CEO of Arotech.

Zinc-air batteries are considerably safer in combat situations, lighter for extended missions, more economical and more environmentally friendly than lithium batteries.

Arotech’s Battery and Power Systems Division is a leading provider of zinc-air and rechargeable batteries and chargers for defense and security products and other military applications. Arotech develops and produces high power zinc-air batteries and is believed to be the sole supplier of this technology to the US military. In addition, Arotech develops high-end primary and secondary batteries and associated chargers and has vast experience in working with government agencies, the military and large corporations. The division also pioneers advancements in zinc-air technology for electric vehicles.

The Battery and Power Systems Division consists of Electric Fuel Battery Corporation, Electric Fuel Ltd., and Epsilor Electronic Industries Ltd.

About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Armor, Simulation and Security and Battery and Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Auburn, Alabama, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, California and Israel.

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