Arotech's FAAC Incorporated Weapon Simulation Group Continues Strong 2009 With $8.6 Million in New Orders Since June
Company Backlog Is Now at a Record $58.0 Million
ANN ARBOR, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/02/09 -- Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTX) announced today that the FAAC Incorporated Weapon Simulation Group of Arotech's Training and Simulation Division has closed sales recently totaling $8.6 million since June, continuing a record pace. This includes significant sales of its SimBuilder product internationally. SimBuilder provides the capability to export weapon simulations that can be used as the basis for aircraft combat training solutions worldwide.
With these orders, Arotech's backlog now stands at a record $58.0 million.
"Our position as the pre-eminent supplier of validated high-speed weapon simulations has provided the opportunity to continue our support of the USAF/USN air combat community while opening new markets to export our training solutions to allied countries," said Randy Houston, FAAC Director of Military Operations.
"The reputation and performance of our Training and Simulation Division and our corporate focus on developing this division has resulted in unprecedented organic growth," noted Robert S. Ehrlich, Arotech's Chairman and CEO. "We are dedicated to supporting all of our divisions as they grow and we look forward to continuing this successful trend," concluded Ehrlich.
About Arotech's Training and Simulation Division
Arotech's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and driver training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division's fully interactive driver-training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation. The division's use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division provides consulting and developmental support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, as well as simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges.
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: Training and Simulation, Armor, and Battery 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. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at www.arotech.com.
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