API Technologies Awarded $22 Million Contract from the U.S. Army

RONKONKOMA, NY - (PRNewswire) - October 5, 2010 - API Technologies Corp. (OTCBB:ATNY), a provider of highly engineered products and services to the global defense sector, has been awarded a long term contract from the U.S. Army to develop and supply the Night Vision Electronic Systems Test Set. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling value of $22 million and an additional one-year option.

Steve Pudles, CEO of API Defense USA, said, “API has earned a reputation for engineering excellence in system design, development and production. These core competencies were critical in our Company winning this competitive award. We look forward to working with the Army to deliver the Night Vision Electronic Systems Test Set product and to continuing our focus on being a key supplier to both government and global defense companies.”

About API Technologies Corp.

The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a prime contractor in engineered systems, components and secure communications to the global defense and aerospace industry. API Technologies' customers include the governments of the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, NATO and the European Union, as well as many of the leading Fortune 500 companies. The Company is engaged in providing innovative design, engineering and manufacturing solutions to its customers. API Technologies trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apitechnologies.com.

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