Ideal Aerosmith, Inc. acquires Carco Electronics

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn., 4 January 2005. Ideal Aerosmith, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of test solutions for the aerospace, automotive and petroleum industries, announced that it has acquired the business and operations of Carco Electronics of Menlo Park, Calif. and Pittsburgh, Pa.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn., 4 January 2005. Ideal Aerosmith, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of test solutions for the aerospace, automotive and petroleum industries, announced that it has acquired the business and operations of Carco Electronics of Menlo Park, Calif. and Pittsburgh, Pa.

Carco Electronics is a major producer of Missile Flight Motion Simulators and Inertial Navigation Test Systems. Governments and defense contractors use these systems to simulate the high dynamic flight environment of missiles and missile targets. The addition of Carco's advanced technology in the field of large electric and hydraulic flight motion and target simulators to Ideal's current line gives the company the most complete range of motion simulation products within the industry.

Ideal Aerosmith's acquisition assures that Carco customers worldwide will receive technical and product support by experienced personnel as Ideal continues operation at Carco facilities in Menlo Park and Pittsburgh.

Ideal has grown rapidly during recent years through new product development and acquisitions. Carco Electronics fits well within Ideal's growth strategy.

"We look forward to integrating the best technology and practices of each company while becoming the global leader in aerospace motion simulation," said Jim Richtsmeier, Ideal's vice president of business growth and technology.

Ideal Aerosmith is a leading manufacturer of custom aerospace test solutions and precision motion control test systems. It is a privately held company headquartered in East Grand Forks, Minn., with operations in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania. For more information, see www.ideal-aerosmith.com.

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