The Land Rover-Based Armored David Is Widely Used by Israel's Military
WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/06/09 -- Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTX) announced today that its Armor Division has signed an agreement with Israel Military Industries Ltd (IMI) to jointly market the MDT David in markets worldwide. IMI's Land Systems Division has been specializing in development, integration and production of combat proven systems for Main Battle Tanks (MBT) and Armored Personnel Carriers to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and selected customers around the world. Drawing on its worldwide armor marketing network, IMI will now also be able to offer a lightweight combat vehicle with extensive IDF experience -- The David.
The David is a lightweight armored vehicle based on a Land Rover heavy duty Defender platform. The David has been selected by the Israel Defense Force (IDF) as its standard armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle, and is operating hundreds of them already.
The David has been involved in numerous terror attacks, withstanding assault weapons and various explosive devices, saving the lives of its occupants.
The Agreement does not cover areas where MDT is currently actively involved, such as the US, India and Israel. The Agreement was signed yesterday at the Arotech display at the Annual Meeting of the Association of the US Army (AUSA) in Washington, DC. Arotech's Armor Group's AUSA display includes the David and other armor products.
"The David has proven itself time and again," said Robert Ehrlich, Arotech's Chairman and CEO. "With this joint marketing program we will be able to offer the David to customers worldwide."
About Israel Military Industries Ltd (IMI)
IMI is located in Ramat Hasharon, Israel and provides a broad range of vehicle protection system solutions. IMI is a diversified, high-technology company specializing in the development, manufacturing and deployment of a wide range of state-of-the-art combat-ready solutions. More information about IMI can be found at www.imi-israel.com
IMI's armor solutions are on display at IMI stand #3624, at the Annual AUSA Convention in Washington, DC October 4-7, 2009.
About Arotech's Armor Division
Arotech's Armor Division is an innovative leader in lightweight armoring for vehicles, aircraft and their operators. The Armor Division has years of battlefield and commercial protection experience and has provided life saving protection under the most extreme conditions.
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets. Arotech provides multimedia interactive simulators/trainers, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Armor, Training and Simulation, and Batteries 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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