The Allied Defense Group Announces Two New Contracts with Western European Nations
- Adds New Client While Supporting Returning Customer
- Increases Already Historic Level Of Backlog
- First Sale of MECAR S.A.'s Ammunition For The NEMO Turreted 120 mm Mortar
- Revenue To Be Recognized In 2009 and 2010
VIENNA, Va., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Allied Defense Group, Inc. (Amex: ADG) announces its wholly owned subsidiary MECAR S.A. has received contracts valued at more than $7.4M to provide 120mm mortar ammunition and 90mm ammunition for a new member of NATO and for a returning Western European client. This ammunition is to be delivered and revenue recognized in 2009 and 2010.
Major General (Ret) John Marcello, Chief Executive Officer of the Allied Defense Group stated, "These new orders add to an already historically high level of confirmed backlog now measuring more than $166M in funded plus $88M in unfunded contracts.
"While we work hard to attract new clients, MECAR's business is in fact built upon a strong base of returning customers. The first of these contracts represents just such a repeat client. We are very proud to fulfill the defense and peace keeping requirements of this Western European nation and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future.
"We are also extremely pleased to add a new member of NATO to our growing list of customers. This new client is armed with the world's most modern turreted mortar system, Patria's NEMO. MECAR's high-pressure 120mm mortar ammunition is the world's preeminent in terms of unassisted range, accuracy and lethality. We are privileged to provide the world's best high-pressure mortar ammunition for the world's premier turreted mortar system. Participation in this modernization program showcases MECAR's cutting edge technological capabilities and underscores its responsiveness to customer demands.
"As previously announced, MECAR facilities will soon be operating on three continents as it expands its worldwide client base. MECAR's superior design and development capabilities continue to be recognized throughout the industry and around the world," concluded General Marcello.
About The Allied Defense Group, Inc.
The Allied Defense Group, Inc. is a diversified international defense and security firm which: develops and produces conventional medium caliber ammunition marketed to defense departments worldwide; designs, produces and markets sophisticated microwave security systems. For more information, please visit the Company web site: www.allieddefensegroup.com.
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