Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne Receives $3.5 Million ESAPI Body Armor Order

May 10, 2011

Ceradyne Inc. recently announced that it has received a delivery order for approximately $3.5 million for ESAPI (enhanced small arms protective insert) ceramic body armor plates. The company said it plans to complete this delivery order in the third quarter of 2011.

The release was issued under the $2.37 billion ID/IQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract originally issued in October 2008 and scheduled to expire in September 2013. There is a balance of approximately $2.1 billion remaining on the ID/IQ contract.

“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this ESAPI contract, which represents the continuing nature of ESAPI requirements,” said David P. Reed, president of North American Operations. “We anticipate meeting the government’s quality and delivery requirements with this delivery order shipped complete in the third quarter 2011.”

For additional details, visit www.ceradyne.com.