AAI Corp. builds Stinger training system for Dutch army

HUNT VALLEY, Md., 10 August 2005. United Industrial Corp. announced today that its subsidiary AAI Corp. has been awarded a $13.8 million contract by the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) to provide an Advanced Moving Target Simulator (AMTS) system for air defense training for the nation's armed forces and related logistics support for a period of 15 years.

HUNT VALLEY, Md., 10 August 2005. United Industrial Corp. announced today that its subsidiary AAI Corp. has been awarded a $13.8 million contract by the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) to provide an Advanced Moving Target Simulator (AMTS) system for air defense training for the nation's armed forces and related logistics support for a period of 15 years.

The simulator, designated Stinger Trainer by the RNLA, will be installed at the Joint Air Defense School at De Peel Air Force Base.

The AMTS is AAI's third-generation air defense trainer. The contract requires development, installation, and testing of a fully immersive, computer-generated, simulated environment inside a 64-foot diameter hemispherical dome trainer where gunners and crew chiefs can be effectively trained and evaluated on the use of Stinger missiles against aggressor aircraft.

"The innovative simulation training technologies of our AMTS system deliver superior training while eliminating the need to fire actual weapons -- a very significant cost savings for users," said Frederick M. Strader, president and CEO of both United Industrial and AAI. "We are pleased that the Netherlands has chosen AAI's AMTS as a key element in training its forces for national defense."

A producer of air defense training systems for more than 30 years, AAI has designed and delivered state-of-the-art systems for the U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, and U.S. Marine Corps, as well as for the armed forces of Australia, Italy, Japan, Romania, and Turkey.

United Industrial Corp. designs, produces, and supports defense systems. Its products and services include unmanned aerial vehicle systems, training and simulation systems, automated aircraft test and maintenance equipment, armament systems, logistical and engineering services, and other leading-edge technology solutions for defense needs. The company also manufactures combustion equipment for biomass and refuse fuels.

For more information, see www.unitedindustrial.com or www.aaicorp.com.

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