ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arotech Corporation (Nasdaq GM: ARTX) announced today that its North American Power System Division, which includes UEC Electronics, has been awarded a $6.7 million task order from the Space and Naval Warfare Center (SPAWAR) Atlantic.
The contract awarded is for the manufacture and integration of 12 Communication Emitter Sensing and Attacking System (CESAS) II Platform Integration Kits (PIK). The CESAS is the Marine Corps' only high-power, ground-mobile electronic attack (EA) asset. The CESAS provides Commanders with the capability to detect, deny, and disrupt the communications of their enemy.
"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 exceptionally well during U.S. Government-led performance and environmental testing.
Arotech expects to complete this 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.
Steven Esses, President and CEO of Arotech, commented, "The award of this contract is a testament to our team and performance of our product. We are excited about the initial opportunity and are optimistic that this award could lead to the procurement of additional units in the future."
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 and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Michigan, South Carolina, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at www.arotech.com.
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