Engineered Support Receives $4.4 Million NBC Defense Contract

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Engineered Support Systems, Inc.

    ST. LOUIS, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineered Support Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   EASI) received a contract totaling $4.4 million for the M-17
 Lightweight Decontamination System (M-17), according to Michael F. Shanahan,
 Sr., Chairman and CEO.
     The M-17 is a highly portable, rugged, multi-purpose cleaning system used
 for nuclear/biological/chemical (NBC) decontamination of military personnel
 and hardware including vehicles, aircraft, support equipment and buildings.
 It can also be adapted for personal hygiene use as a military personnel shower
 point.
     The contract was received from ProcureNet, a Fairfield, N.J.-based key
 business-to-government integrator, under the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA)
 Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) buying command.
     Shanahan commented, "Since the mid-1980s, the M-17 decontamination unit
 has been licensed and enhanced by the Company for U.S. Military use.  In fact,
 during the period of 1985 through 1994, the Company delivered more than 3,000
 M-17 units to the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps.  The warfighters'
 continuing need for both nuclear/biological/chemical decontamination and
 collective protected shelter systems is heightened today due to the increasing
 potential for these debilitating weapons of mass destruction to be encountered
 during combat operations or terrorist actions."
     The current units will be manufactured by the Company's Keco Industries
 subsidiary with shipments commencing later this year and ending in mid-2002.
     Engineered Support Systems, Inc. engineers and manufactures a wide range
 of electronics and military support equipment for various branches of the U.S.
 military and commercial customers.  For more information, please visit the
 Company's website at http://www.engineeredsupport.com .
     Certain statements in this press release are forward looking in nature
 and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties.  The actual results
 may differ materially from those described or contemplated.
 
 

SOURCE Engineered Support Systems, Inc.
    ST. LOUIS, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineered Support Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   EASI) received a contract totaling $4.4 million for the M-17
 Lightweight Decontamination System (M-17), according to Michael F. Shanahan,
 Sr., Chairman and CEO.
     The M-17 is a highly portable, rugged, multi-purpose cleaning system used
 for nuclear/biological/chemical (NBC) decontamination of military personnel
 and hardware including vehicles, aircraft, support equipment and buildings.
 It can also be adapted for personal hygiene use as a military personnel shower
 point.
     The contract was received from ProcureNet, a Fairfield, N.J.-based key
 business-to-government integrator, under the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA)
 Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) buying command.
     Shanahan commented, "Since the mid-1980s, the M-17 decontamination unit
 has been licensed and enhanced by the Company for U.S. Military use.  In fact,
 during the period of 1985 through 1994, the Company delivered more than 3,000
 M-17 units to the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps.  The warfighters'
 continuing need for both nuclear/biological/chemical decontamination and
 collective protected shelter systems is heightened today due to the increasing
 potential for these debilitating weapons of mass destruction to be encountered
 during combat operations or terrorist actions."
     The current units will be manufactured by the Company's Keco Industries
 subsidiary with shipments commencing later this year and ending in mid-2002.
     Engineered Support Systems, Inc. engineers and manufactures a wide range
 of electronics and military support equipment for various branches of the U.S.
 military and commercial customers.  For more information, please visit the
 Company's website at http://www.engineeredsupport.com .
     Certain statements in this press release are forward looking in nature
 and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties.  The actual results
 may differ materially from those described or contemplated.
 
 SOURCE  Engineered Support Systems, Inc.