Argon ST


Argon ST Awarded $12 Million ISR Contract

FAIRFAX, Va., October 21, 2008 — Argon ST, Inc. (NASDAQ: STST), a leading developer of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, today announced that it has been awarded a follow-on contract to deliver new Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and systems to a longtime government customer. The fully funded contract has a value of $12 million.

Dr. Terry Collins, Chairman and CEO, Argon ST said, "Argon received this award in large part as a result of our historically strong program execution with this client. The warfighting systems we will be delivering will utilize the industry leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and software-based ISR systems that have helped Argon to differentiate itself through highly efficient development, easily integrated systems and rapid speed to market. We will be serving as the prime contractor on this program and are pleased to announce another indicator that our base organic business is strong and growing."

"The set of capabilities and systems we will be delivering are important in fighting and winning the global war on terrorism in which ISR systems must adapt faster than threat technology," said Joe Carlin, Vice President, Information Dominance, Argon ST. "Argon has a unique value proposition for software-based ISR systems which will help enable our forces to manage the complex challenges they must overcome to successfully execute and complete their missions."

About Argon ST, Inc.

Argon ST, Inc. designs, develops, and produces systems and sensors for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) markets including SIGINT (Signals Intelligence), ESM (Electronic Support Measures), EW (Electronic Warfare), IO (Information Operations), imaging, and acoustic systems serving domestic and international markets.

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