TAT Technologies Signed a Five-Year Contract with the US Army for Overhaul and Upgrade of Apache and Black Hawk Anti-Icing Engine Valves

The value of the agreement may reach $20M over the five-year period.


GEDERA, Israel, May 16, 2011 /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 that it has signed a five-year contract with the U.S Army for the overhaul and upgrade of Anti Icing Engine Valves for Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. The value of the agreement may reach $20M over the five-year period with the actual value contingent, among other things, on the Army's availability of funds. A first purchase order for the value of $4.3M has already been placed, with deliveries commencing this year.

TAT Technologies has been for more than 20 years an authorized repair center for Anti Icing Valves and based on these capabilities TAT Technologies was authorized as a certified repair center for the U.S Army which eventually resulted in this award.

The business relationship between TAT Technologies and the different branches of the U.S. military has existed for several decades, during which TAT Technologies provided various services and components such as valves and heat exchangers.

TAT's President and CEO, Dr. Shmuel Fledel, commented: "This is a strategic contract for TAT in light of its size and of the potential for further cooperation with the U.S Army as well as with other military forces around the world. This is our first contract with AMCOM- the Aviation and Missiles Command of the U.S Army. It is the result of historic and ongoing efforts on behalf of TAT Technologies and it demonstrates TAT's leading position and recognition in the aerospace and defense sectors".

"We are proud of the business and professional relationship with the U.S. Army as well as with other military forces around the world. This reflects TAT's strategy to enhance its leading position in its target markets and to continuously provide products and services of the highest quality".

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.

TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Heat Transfer products primarily relate to 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.

TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Electric Motion Systems primarily relate to 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.

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

TAT also holds 37% in 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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