Aeroflex to supply test equipment for military communications

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., 27 December 2004. Aeroflex Inc. announced today that its Wichita division has received orders aggregating $13.6 million for radio test sets in support of secure communications needs for the US Army, US Air Force and Army National Guard.

These orders are expected to ship over a 14-month period beginning in May 2005. Military communications orders for fiscal 2005 to date aggregate $22 million, including these latest orders.

"This reaffirms Aeroflex's position as a leader in military radio test and private mobile radio test," said Len Borow, vice-chairman and COO of Aeroflex. "With the growing requirements in support of homeland security infrastructure and the upgrading of communications equipment used by our military both domestically and abroad, we expect this to be a growing market opportunity over the coming years."

Aeroflex Inc. is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defense and broadband communications markets. The company's diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. The company's common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ARXX and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 index. For more information see www.aeroflex.com.

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