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Arotech exports $1.3 million military batteries

Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Defense contractor Arotech Corp. announced exports of $1.3 million in tactical military batteries.

Arotech Corp.'s Battery and Power Systems Division announced that it received initial orders worth $1.3 million for tactical military communications batteries from an overseas defense department.

"This $1.3 million is the first part of an entirely new larger order that we expect to total $3.8 million," said Arotech Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Ehrlich. "We will announce receipt of the remainder of the order when it is issued."

Arotech's Battery and Power Systems Division is a leading provider of primary and rechargeable batteries and chargers for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and manufacturing high power zinc-air batteries. Arotech also manufactures high-end primary and secondary batteries and associated chargers for corporations as well.

In 2004 Arotech Corp. acquired the Armor of America company, and now Arotech Corp.'s armor division produces armored vehicles for U.S. homeland security and government agencies from its manufacturing facilities in Alabama and Israel.

Arotech Corp.'s armor division has designed armor for over 30 types of ground an aerial vehicles, including helicopters and transport aircraft.

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