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Arotech Announces Improved Armour of America Personal
Flotation Device for use on Ships Sailing in High Risk Waters

Improved ArmourFloat® vest released in view of pirate actions and the recent hijacking of the Maersk Alabama

April 22, 2009 - Arotech Corporation (NasdaqNM: ARTX) announced today that its Armour of America group has developed an improved ArmourFloat® Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for use on ships sailing in high risk waters. The improved Flotation Device is composed of the ArmourFloat® armored floatation vest, coupled with a hard plate designed to defeat most assault rifle threats. The new lightweight hard armor plates have no negative effect on the vest’s buoyancy.
The improved ArmourFloat® system is lighter, more comfortable to wear and the new hard armor plates do not compromise the life saving buoyancy of the life preserver PFD.

Pirate actions in high risk areas, typified by the recent hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, have prompted AoA to develop a life protecting solution for American ships and crews, similar to the solution AoA has already sold to the US Navy, the Coast Guard and Law Enforcement agencies.

Armour of America recently completed the delivery of a $1.6 million order of ArmourFloat® systems intended for a Navy in South America.

Armour of America’s ArmourFloat® product is US Coast Guard Approved, and an Underwriters Laboratory certified Personal Flotation Device. The vests offer ballistic protection with passive flotation, keeping its wearer afloat when falling overboard, even if unconscious.

“Advances in new materials have allowed the development of the improved ArmourFloat® Personal Flotation Device,” said Richard Karst, AoA’s recently appointed Director of Technical Sales. “Commercial ship liner sailors are now exposed to hazards similar to Navy sailors, and our ArmourFloat® vests can help protect their lives.”

About Arotech's Armor Division

Arotech’s Armor Division is an innovative leader in lightweight armoring for vehicles, aircraft and their operators. The Armor Division has years of battlefield and commercial protection experience and has provided life saving protection under the most extreme conditions.

Arotech’s Armor Division consists of MDT Armor Corporation (, M.D.T. Protective Industries, Ltd. (, and Armour of America (

About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets. Arotech provides multimedia interactive simulators/trainers, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Armor, Training and Simulation, and Batteries and Power Systems.

Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan and Israel.

To schedule an interview or a shooting and floatation demonstration please contact Richard Karst in Alabama or Los Angeles. Direct all technical inquiries by telephone to Richard at 818 387-6541

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the effect of any share re-purchases by Arotech. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current knowledge, assumptions, judgment and expectations regarding future performance or events. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as they are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks relating to: product and technology development; the uncertainty of the market for Arotech’s products; changing economic conditions; delay, cancellation or non-renewal, in whole or in part, of contracts or of purchase orders; dilution resulting from issuances of Arotech’s common stock upon conversion or payment of its outstanding convertible debt, which would be increasingly dilutive if and to the extent that the market price of Arotech’s stock decreases; and other risk factors detailed in Arotech’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Arotech assumes no obligation to update the information in this release. Reference to the Company’s website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.

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