Thursday, 20 October 2005 10:00

Adacel wins $6m US Marines order

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Air traffic control systems provider Adacel (ASX:ADA) is to supply its MaxSim air traffic control tower simulators to the US Marine Corps (USMC) for training at air traffic control facilities at in California, North Carolina and South Carolina.

According to Adacel, the agreement contains the option for additional procurements and ensures the broad distribution of the Adacel MaxSim systems throughout the USMC. The contract is for a base value of more than A$2 million for deliveries planned for the 2006 financial year, with follow-on options that bring the total value of the contract to around $6 million.

The new contract for the Adacel air traffic simulators follows installations at NASA, US Air Force and more than 30 air navigation service providers around the world for both radar control and visual control tower training. With the additional procurements in the latest contract, more than 100 of Adacel's MaxSim simulators will be in use throughout the US defence forces in the US Air Force, Army, Special Operations and now the Marines.

Adacel's managing director, Silvio Salom, said that over the last three years, Adacel had earned the reputation as the flagship provider of air traffic control training simulators by winning key civil and military contracts.

ADA moved up slightly by 0.5c to close on 26.5c in a day of very thin trading.


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