Arotech Division Receives MAV Contract from Israeli Agency

April 19, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Arotech Corp. (New York) announced that its Electric Fuel Battery Corp. subsidiary has received a follow-on contract from an Israeli security agency for its new-generation zinc-air batteries. Under the terms of the contract, Arotech's Electric Fuel subsidiary will continue to develop prototype zinc-air cells to achieve extended flight times for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs).

"The unmanned vehicle market is rapidly growing, triggering the growing demand for advanced power sources," said Arotech Chairman and CEO Robert Ehrlich. "This follow-on contract, together with other recently announced contracts for our fourth-generation zinc-air cells, demonstrates our leadership in this technology and in our ability to increase mission times for these vehicles."