API Technologies Announces $1.4 Million in New Orders

NEW YORK, NY-- November 2, 2009 -- API Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a prime contractor in secure communications, electronic components and subsystems to the global defense and aerospace industry, announced today two new orders totaling over $1.4 million.

These orders were received by the Company's National Hybrid ("NHI") division in Long Island, New York. NHI is a leading provider of communications products and custom hybrids to the defense, aerospace and technology industries. The orders were for NHI's leading 1553 DataBus and custom hybrid circuits and were received from two large international companies. These products are critical to the Company's defense customers for the transmission of aviation data and vital sensing functions.

Stephen B. Pudles, Chief Executive Officer of API Technologies Corp., said, "We are very pleased with these two substantial orders. Together with the recently announced orders from the Canadian government at our Cryptek division, API continues to build its backlog and is well positioned for improved financial performance in fiscal 2010."

About API Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: ATNY)

The Company is engaged as a prime system contractor in secure communications and a leading provider of electronic components and subsystems. API's customers include the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of State (DoS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), including various government and prime contractors of Canada, the United Kingdom, NATO and the European Union. The Company is engaged in providing innovative design, engineering and manufacturing solutions to its customers. The Company has also developed expertise in the R&D and manufacture of nanotechnology and MEMS products. API Technologies trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apitech.com or www.nationalhybrid.com

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