Radstone to provide components for U.S. torpedo upgrade

TOWCESTER, England, 20 May 2005. Radstone Technology PLC in Towcester, England, will provide the company's G4DSP rugged digital signal processors (DSPs) for the latest phase of the U.S. Navy AK-48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP)/Advanced Common Torpedo (ACOT) upgrade program.

May 20th, 2005

TOWCESTER, England, 20 May 2005. Radstone Technology PLC in Towcester, England, will provide the company's G4DSP rugged digital signal processors (DSPs) for the latest phase of the U.S. Navy AK-48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP)/Advanced Common Torpedo (ACOT) upgrade program.

Radstone is doing the work under terms of a $26.7 million contract from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Tewksbury, Mass. Radstone won the contract in March, but was received clearance to announce it on May 20.

The ADCAP/ACOT upgrade is a joint development between the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, R.I. and Raytheon Integrated Defense. The order also includes a quantity of Radstone's PPC4A single board computers. This most recent award brings the total value of orders received on this program to more than $38 million.

The AK-48 ADCAP is the Navy's heavyweight submarine-launched torpedo. ADCAP is a wire-guided, thermal torpedo launched through the full submarine's depth and speed profile.

The AK-54 LHT combines the search and homing capability of the AK-50 with the propulsion system of the AK-46 to deliver further improved lightweight torpedo performance in shallow water.

For more information, see www.radstone.com.

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