TAT Technologies Ltd. Announces a $4M Agreement With Lockheed Martin for Components of the F-16 Emergency Power Unit and Additional Related Components

TAT Also Announces MOU With Lockheed Martin and Hamilton Sundstrand for Participation in the F-35 Program

Jul 27, 2010, 04:24 ET from TAT Technologies Ltd

GEDERA, Israel, July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAT Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: TATT - News), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, today announced it entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the procurement of TAT components for the F-16 emergency power unit and additional related components for the F-16 multirole fighter aircraft. Total value of the MOA is $4.1M over the next two years.

This agreement between the two companies is a continuation of a 27-year business relationship wherein TAT has provided Lockheed Martin with components of the emergency power unit and additional related components for the F-16.

TAT also announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lockheed Martin and Hamilton Sundstrand formalizing TAT's participation in the United States Government's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the F-35 program. TAT was identified as a strategic source for electronic cooling components for the F-35 program and will be offered with the opportunity to subcontract on the program, on a best-value basis consistent with the program's objectives and requirements. The MOU is contingent upon Israel's selection of the F-35.

TAT's President and CEO, Dr. Shmuel Fledel, commented: "This continuing order, together with the other programs recently awarded to TAT, demonstrate TAT's strong market position in providing its solutions, including heat transfers and accessories, to the aviation industry. TAT is proud of the close relationships it has established with a world-leading customer such as Lockheed Martin, wherein for some components TAT provides to Lockheed Martin TAT is the sole supplier world-wide. We are fully committed to continue to support Lockheed Martin's F-16 program. We are looking forward to expanding our cooperation with Lockheed Martin for additional programs".

About TAT Technologies LTD

TAT Technologies LTD is a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries.

TAT operates under three operational segments: (i) OEM of Heat Transfer products (ii) OEM of Electric Motion Systems; and (iii) MRO services, each with the following characteristics:

OEM of Heat Transfer products primarily includes the (i) design, development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of heat transfer components (such as heat exchangers, pre-coolers and oil/fuel hydraulic coolers) used in mechanical and electronic systems on-board commercial, military and business aircraft; and (ii) manufacture and sale of environmental control and cooling systems and (iii) a variety of other electronic and mechanical aircraft accessories and systems such as pumps, valves, power systems and turbines.

OEM of Electric Motion Systems primarily includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of electrical motor applications for airborne and ground systems. TAT activities in this segment commenced with the acquisition of Bental in August 2008 and accordingly, the results in this segment for fiscal year 2008 are not compared with the previous years.

MRO services include the remanufacture, repair and overhaul of heat transfer equipment and other aircraft components, APUs, propellers and landing gear. TAT's Limco subsidiary operates FAA (Federal Aviation Administration ) certified repair stations, which provide aircraft component MRO services for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.

TAT also holds approximately 37% of the equity of First Aviation Services, a world-wide distributor of products and services to the aerospace industry and a one-stop-shop for MRO services (wheels, breaks, propellers and landing gear) for the General Aviation Industry.

TAT's executive offices are located in the Re'em Industrial Park, Neta Boulevard, Bnei Ayish, Gedera 70750, Israel, and TAT's telephone number is +972-8-862-8500.

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    Miri Segal-Scharia          Dr. Avi Ortal
    MS-IR LLC                   CEO Limco Piedmont.
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