Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne Receives $36 Million XSAPI Body Armor Order

April 6, 2011

Ceradyne Inc. has received a delivery order for approximately $36 million for XSAPI (“X” small arms protective insert) ceramic body armor plates. The company will begin shipping this XSAPI production release in the second quarter of this year, with full shipment expected to be completed in the third quarter.

The release was issued under the $2.37 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) 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 XSAPI contract,” said David P. Reed, president of the company’s North American Operations. “We anticipate meeting the government’s quality and delivery requirements with this delivery order shipped complete in Q3 2011.”

For additional details, visit www.ceradyne.com.