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Advanced Photonix Wins Contract For TOW Missle Program

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Camarillo CA (SPX) Aug 31, 2005
Advanced Photonix announced Monday that it has been awarded a contract from a major US Army Defense Contractor in excess of $1 Million for the Detector Assembly in support of the Tube-Launched, Optical-Tracked, Wire Command-link Guided (TOW) Missile.

The one-year contract will commence shipping in the third quarter of Fiscal 2006.

The TOW Missile System is mounted on various platforms including the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the improved TOW vehicle, the Humvee and the AH-1F Cobra helicopter. In addition, it can be operated in a dismounted ground mode.

The TOW Missile is guided to its target merely by the gunner keeping the cross-hairs on the target. Corrective information is sent to the missile by two thin wires that deploy in flight.

Paul Ludwig, President of Advanced Photonix commented, "Advanced Photonix is pleased to receive this contract. We have been supporting the TOW Missile Program for nearly 20 years through a variety of prime defense contractors. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of excellence in all our programs that support and protect our armed forces, and we are proud that our detector technology will continue to be utilized in that endeavor."

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