SOURCE: Arotech

December 21, 2006 10:14 ET

Arotech's IES Interactive Training Subsidiary Records Over $1.7 Million in New Simulation Contract Awards

ANN ARBOR, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 21, 2006 --Arotech' s IES Interactive Training, Inc. announced today over $1.7 million in new simulation contract awards for its MILO Force-options training simulation systems, MILO Interactive Classroom Training systems and Course designer suites. These recent orders continue a successful 2006 for IES and follow several record months where IES had been awarded large multiple system contracts. IES Interactive Training is a branch of the Arotech Corporation's Simulation and Training Division (NASDAQ: ARTX).

Recent system awards include orders from a wide number of local, country state and federal agencies, as well as international orders from Mexico and Europe. IES also received several of orders from accredited academies, schools and colleges that are tasked with providing training for law enforcement and public safety officers that will protect citizens and property in the future.

"IES is particularly proud to have been selected as the simulation training system of choice by agencies that are training and certifying America's newest law enforcement officers," said Robert McCue, IES Director of Business Development. "We are very confident that the dynamic force options training these young officers will receive on IES simulation training systems today will prepare them to face the challenges law enforcement officers will encounter in the future."

IES also received a number of new contract awards and purchase orders from prestigious municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Nevada POST, US Dept of Veterans Affairs Police, US Army, US Dept of HUD-OIG, US Probation and Parole, and several contract plus-ups and upgrades from existing customers who have selected IES repeatedly over many years.

"We are pleased with the growth we have experienced in the law enforcement simulation market this year, and expect a strong opening in 2007 with anticipated new orders, particularly in the U.S federal and overseas markets, where interest in our systems and services remains high," McCue noted.

For more information, please contact IES Interactive Training, Inc. at 1.800.344.1707 or visit our website at

About Arotech's Simulation and Training Division

Arotech's Simulation and Training Division develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for use-of-force and driver training of military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division's fully interactive driver-training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation. In addition, the division's use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division also provides pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, and JSF aircraft, as well as simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges. Arotech's Simulation and Training Division consists of FAAC Incorporated and IES Interactive Training Inc.

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, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Armor, Simulation and Training and Battery and Power Systems.

Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan and Israel.

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