API Technologies Achieves New AS9100 Rev C Certifications

ORLANDO, FL – (PRNewswire) – July 12, 2011– API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”) a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, today announced it has achieved AS9100 Rev C certification, the quality standard for the aerospace and defense industries, for its Windber, PA and Alum Bank, PA locations. These locations mark the Company’s fifth and sixth such facilities to achieve the AS9100 designation.

Bel Lazar, API Technologies’ President and Chief Operating Officer, commented “Achievement of these AS9100 Rev C certifications demonstrates the Company’s ongoing commitment to achieving the highest operational standards through excellence in quality management. This is one of the reasons customers and partners continue to recognize API Technologies as a leading provider of high-quality products and services to the aerospace and defense industries.”

AS9100 is the recognized standard of quality for the aerospace and defense industries. The certification, granted by third party auditors, identifies organizations that link business objectives with operating effectiveness, quality, and executive management commitment to customers. The audits were conducted by SRI® Quality System Registrar, an internationally accredited registrar for management systems standards.

About API Technologies Corp.

The Company, through its subsidiaries, designs, develops and manufactures systems, subsystems, RF and secure communications solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' international customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apitechnologies.com.

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Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in the Company's Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, government regulations, our ability to integrate and consolidate our operations, our ability to expand our operations in both new and existing markets, and the effect of growth on our infrastructure. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated. All information in this release is as of the date hereof. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investor Relations
Bel Lazar
API Technologies Corp.
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