Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne Receives $9.1 Million Body Armor Delivery Order (posted 3/17/08)

March 17, 2008

Ceradyne, Inc. recently announced the receipt of a $9.1 million delivery order from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The order is for the family of ballistic plates for body armor load carriage systems (BALCS).

“This delivery order is our second BALCS delivery order issued by SOCOM against the maximum value $400 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract announced in January 2008,” said David P. Reed, Ceradyne president of North American Operations. “We are pleased to receive this order and believe we will meet all SOCOM delivery and quality requirements.”

Additional information is available at www.ceradyne.com.